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“We’re frustrated,” Smith said. “It’s too early to panic. But me, personally, I’m panicking. I don’t like this. I don’t want to play 3-8 basketball.”
“I’m excited, kind of a controlled emotion,” Nash told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s been a long six weeks, so I’m excited to get in there.”
New York has attempted to deal Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire in a deal for the four-time NBA All-Star, but Danny Ainge doesn’t appear to be interested, according to a report.
Nash has not suited up for the Rangers since suffering a concussion in San Jose on October 8. The 29-year-old winger has skated for nine consecutive days.
The Knicks admitted they didn’t play with defensive intensity or a fighting spirit, which is far worse than just playing poorly.
Jeff Teague scored 16 points to lead eight players in double figures, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to a fifth straight home loss with a 110-90 victory Saturday night.
The league debuted short-sleeved jerseys on Thursday for the 10 teams that will play on the holiday, replacing the traditional sleeveless NBA uniforms.
The ball movement has either been nonexistent or turnover prone. Until that changes, and the Knicks’ best players start to shoot better, there’s going to continue to be rough basketball at MSG.
“Thanks to the Rangers, who brought me a win. Unfortunately, the basketball (team) couldn’t do it today. We’re going to win the next game, that’s a guarantee.”
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.
The Knicks owner was “ready to erupt” during Sunday’s lopsided loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the New York Daily News.
Ryan Callahan will be on the ice on Monday night when the Rangers host the Ducks at Madison Square Garden. The captain missed nearly three weeks with a broken left thumb that he sustained in a game against the Capitals on Oct. 16.
According to Newsday, World Peace — who took this train frequently in his younger years — attempted to guess how many stops there were until the final one, 34th Street in Manhattan.
“I don’t listen to that guy, not at all,” the small forward said. “I don’t care about doubters. I really don’t, to be honest with you. The free agency, that’s not hanging over my head. I’ll deal with that in the offseason.”