The Knicks will be without big men Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin on Thursday when they bring their 13-game winning streak to Chicago.
Playing with an ankle sprain certainly limits balance as well as mobility: speed, ability to quickly change direction and to jump.
The job has actually been made easier by the Knicks’ injury problems. But there’s still the matter of New York’s starting lineup — and who will get minutes with the second group off the bench.
Everything else will take care of itself if the Knicks start to guard people. It’s all that matters. It’s everything.
Woodson can’t just expect Melo to elevate his team on the floor. Anthony is a great player and a gifted scorer, but he doesn’t automatically make a team a champion. The coach needs to see — from film, numbers or gut — the writing on the wall.
General manager Glen Grunwald hopes the newly acquired Kenyon Martin can help New York achieve its goal — an NBA championship.
For Knicks fans, there might be some rumors over the next two days — but don’t expect any movement. Sometimes, that’s for the better.
The Knicks can still win an NBA championship if they make adjustments. They CAN beat the Heat. Will they? Let’s see if the players and coach do what’s necessary to do it.
Amar’e Stoudemire sparked a scoring spree and the Knicks blew out the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
The old adage turned out to be true: You never know what you truly have until you lose it. Welcome back, Raymond Felton.
If I went in-depth on all of the Knicks’ problems you’d be looking at a 10-page dissertation. The list is that long. But the Knicks have only one game in seven days, and this is valuable time that should be used to get things right.
This is a “show me” game for the Knicks that could be a decent preview of what their playoff success might look like.
One characteristic we have seen this Knicks team show several times this season is their ability to rise to the occasion. They haven’t done it every time, but many times when the Knicks see a top opponent in front of them they play their best basketball.
On December 2, Felton bruised his left hand against the Suns. Then, on December 13, he bruised his right hand against the Lakers. His Christmas gift from Santa on Tuesday was a sprained ligament on the pinky finger of his shooting hand. He’s a mess.
The Lakers avenged an embarrassing loss at MSG by beating the Knicks at Staples Center on Christmas Day.