New York Knicks
As our two NFL teams tank, we are approaching the oblivion of winter. That means no baseball, some channel-skipping football and basketball. Which brings us to the sequel to Fan Guy: the Carmelo Anthony Apologist.
The only starters that appear certain are Carmelo Anthony (likely at small forward) and Jose Calderon. The other positions all seem to be, potentially, up for grabs.
“Trying to think about the rest of the team over myself or my scoring is something that I never really had to do before.”
The 7-foot-1 Australian, an undrafted free agent, averaged 2.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 9.9 minutes in two games for New York’s entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Justin Brent has not scored a TD in his Irish career, in fact he has not even caught a pass yet, but off the field he seems to be doing pretty well.
As far as Phil Jackson is concerned, Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks’ only star, but that doesn’t mean he and his teammates together won’t be able to run the triangle offense efficiently.
Boomer accused his radio partner of letting his ‘fandom’ get in the way while handicapping the upcoming season for his beloved New York Knicks.
Most of New York’s players are what they are: one-dimensional guys. Shumpert, Hardaway and Larkin can be more than that.
Phil Jackson made two big signings since becoming Knicks president, and Carmelo Anthony seems thrilled with both.
The trouble always remains the same: When it comes to team defense, Stoudemire cannot be hidden. He continues to play the same abhorrent team defense that he has his entire career.
First we got an idea of what it’s like to be a NBA player making millions of dollars, as Boomer and Craig discussed Amar’e Stoudemire’s practice of bathing in red wine.
Derek Fisher has wisely used the first four preseason games to experiment with different player combinations. But he has been shorthanded at one of the most competitive spots on the roster.
When Westchester Knicks general manager Allan Houston set out to find the first head coach in team history, he had the perfect guy in mind.
“It’s going to take a few months,” Smith said. “Over the course of the year, understanding where everybody is going to be. It’s going to take a while.”
Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 106-86 in a preseason game on Wednesday night.