With five preseason games in the books and just one remaining on Wednesday, the Knicks are 2-3. There’s been plenty to like and plenty not to like. Here’s my take so far.
Charles Barkley doesn’t like the Knicks’ chances. Surprise, surprise.
The New York Knicks didn’t get any younger on Wednesday. The team officially signed forward Rasheed Wallace, a four-time All-Star who is ending a two-year retirement.
Whether in the newspapers, in blogs or on Twitter, the running joke about the Knicks is their advanced age. They’ve been called geriatric, ancient and elderly. The average age will say this is an old team, but stats are deceiving.
Mike Woodson declined to comment about Jeremy Lin on Knicks’ media day.
“They’re both very good offensive players, but I don’t think all of a sudden they’re going to become great rebounders and great defenders,” Barkley said. “(The Knicks) don’t rebound the ball well and they’re not a good defensive team.”
Former Knicks’ center Josh Harrellson has joined the NBA champion Miami Heat
The Knicks’ offseason has been nearly as crazy as their season. But with the final pieces in place, it’s finally time to take a look at their roster and figure out exactly how good they are.
There’s plenty of blame to go around when figuring out who to point the finger at for the loss of Jeremy Lin. It should be no surprise that it all starts at the top.
With the signings of Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, and Raymond Felton, the Knicks have opted for older, more experienced talent rather than matching Jeremy Lin’s contract offer from Houston.
Ever hear of the stretch provision? It might just save Jeremy Lin’s career in New York.
Jason Kidd said he was comfortable backing up Jeremy Lin – at the start of games. He still wants to be on the court at the end and hinted he and Lin could share the floor then.
Woodson said Lin will be staying put, in New York and as the Knicks’ starting point guard.
Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper — well, iPad actually.
In many ways, the Knicks are in a situation reminiscent of the Isiah Thomas days. They aren’t very young, are capped out and don’t own many of their own draft picks. There’s one big difference, however.