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.
The Knicks traded shooting guard/small forward Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round pick and cash considerations. New York also agreed in principle to sign 12-year veteran Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract.
The dog days of January and February are when the season can be decided, and the Knicks are at a crossroads which will dictate whether they are a two seed or a five seed. If they play like they did against Detroit, you have to like their chances.
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.
Without Carmelo Anthony in the lineup, J.R. Smith embraced the role of crunch time go-to guy and delivered another clutch game-winning shot.
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.
There is room on the Knicks for Stoudemire, who could return in the next week from the knee injury that has sidelined him all season.
So far this year, Lin certainly hasn’t shown much to make anyone think that the Knicks did the wrong thing by letting him go.
There is far less hype surrounding the second meeting between the Knicks and the Nets on Tuesday night than there was for their first game a couple of weeks ago.
Without Anthony the Knicks would be nowhere — the same place they would be without Mike Woodson. The Knicks’ head coach has done a number of things this year that deserve a ton of recognition.
The Knicks have lost three of four and have gotten sloppy in a number of areas. Mike Woodson got credit for their fast start, but issues have popped up that he needs to address rather quickly if the Knicks want to break out of their slump.
The Knicks’ defeat in Brooklyn proved how crucial Jason Kidd is to their success.
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