New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have signed guard Langston Galloway of St. Joseph’s and forward Travis Wear of UCLA.
Did LeBron James return to Cleveland because he was inspired by Carmelo Anthony? That’s what Anthony thinks. And if you are confused by that, the Knicks’ star says there’s a simple explanation.
The Knicks have been holding camp at their training center in Greenburgh in recent years after having it in Saratoga in former coach Mike D’Antoni’s first two seasons in 2008 and ’09.
The Knicks have added four assistant coaches to first-year coach Derek Fisher’s staff, hiring Jim Cleamons, Rasheed Hazzard, Brian Keefe and Joshua Longstaff.
The shooting guard’s latest episode is harmless, although some might find it a tad over the top. The 28-year-old Knick took to Instagram to pat himself on the back and proclaim his greatness.
Carmelo Anthony may not feel confident that the Knicks will win a championship this season, but he certainly believes that his team will return to the playoffs.
You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.
Other highlights include Jason Kidd’s first visit to Brooklyn since leaving the Nets to coach Milwaukee on Nov. 19.
“That is something that takes time, and everything has to be in sync, from the front office to the players,” Anthony said.
Felton’s suspension without pay was announced Thursday, two weeks after he took a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but avoiding jail time.
Knicks GM Steve Mills said the deal helped better balance New York’s roster, which was heavier at shooting guard but not deep at small forward behind Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony doesn’t have many years left in his prime. It’s the summer of 2015 or bust. Unfortunately for the Knicks, their options next offseason are somewhat limited.
Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol without a license.
Assuming the Knicks want to play a nine- or 10-man rotation for most of the season, Fisher is going to have to bench guys that expect to play serious minutes.
The Knicks are expected to have enough cash for a power play in free agency next year. But Phil Jackson could be setting himself up for some moves in the meantime.