Metta World Peace
Mike Woodson has plenty of options for his opening night lineup against the Bucks.
On the surface, Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire really don’t improve the Knicks’ offense all that much and certainly won’t help the defense at all. But they will definitely have value against certain teams.
Finally back on top of their division, all the New York Knicks keep hearing is that they are going to fall back. Second in the Eastern Conference last season, now they’re supposedly second-best in their own city.
The Knicks have the NBA’s leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony, but after that there are questions about who’s going to put the ball in the basket until their second- and third-leading scorers get back.
Steve Mills is returning to the New York Knicks as president and general manager, replacing Glen Grunwald in a front-office shakeup just days before the start of training camp.
“Honestly, I don’t even know who’s on their team,” the forward told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m not going to lie. I’m just happy to be a Knick. That’s it.”
Knicks guard Raymond Felton responded to Paul Pierce’s claim that the Nets will own New York.
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is still tampering around with his lineup, only guaranteeing starting spots to three players: Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton.
“It’s an unbelievable move for (Nets coach Jason Kidd) to have a team like that to start off his first year,’’ Smith said. “They have a great chance to compete for a title. But we’re still the marquee team in New York.”
MWP hasn’t even stepped onto the court at Madison Square Garden and he’s already giving Knicks fans something to talk about.
This will be the season when the Nets-Knicks rivalry will blow up and evolve into one of the greatest in pro sports.
The 33-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with the Knicks on July 16, tweeted out a picture of a poster on Friday. The poster is promoting a comedy tour hosted by the small forward.
Tim Hardaway, Jr, CJ Leslie, Andrea Bargnani and Ron Artest are the new members of the club. But is the team better? How will they compete with an improving Eastern Conference next year?
The Knicks are a win-now team that just got someone whose prime was expended and expired in Los Angeles. Metta World Peace. Just feels funny saying it.
He can establish that second unit that comes in and challenges opponents when the starters are winded. He can completely change the game, get the crowd pumped up and propel the Knicks forward.