With Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd running the show, the Knicks are playing beautiful basketball.
I realize that the Knicks won’t maintain their three-point shooting. I know we still haven’t seen Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire play together yet. But I truly believe that this team is for real, and here’s why.
“January, February is what we’re aiming for,” Shumpert said. “I’m just trying to get healthy. When I get healthy, I’ll return to the court. I’m not going to come back and not be able to do the things I did last year and a little more. I want to come back and add something.’’
If Anthony continues to play with this sort of ferocity and focus on both ends of the floor, the sky is the limit for him and the Knicks. It won’t matter that Amar’e Stoudemire comes back.
I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.
LeBron James and the champs. Opening night at MSG. Under normal circumstances, as electric a scene as there is in the NBA. Things are still far from normal in New York.
Schmeelk says the Knicks can go as high as a two seed or as low as a sixth seed. Do you agree?
All in all, until Stoudemire gets back, here’s how I see Woodson breaking down the 240 minutes available in an NBA game.
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.
On the surface it’s a minor injury, but it’s still a big setback considering how important the preseason was supposed to be to get the Knicks’ chemistry issues straightened out.
Anyone that says they know how the offense is going to be run right now is lying. They don’t. Nobody does. And no, watching practice on MSG or in person isn’t enough for me, either. I need to see it when the lights are on against real competition.
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.
The 27-year-old appeared in all 66 games for the Bulls last season — starting 43 of them — averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game.
Led by Deron Williams and Kris Humphries, the Nets cruised past the Chicago Bulls, 97-85 on Saturday evening.