Look, there's no question that intellectually, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson knows he can't overtax his players.
The bad news for the New York Knicks is that Amar'e Stoudemire, who had made a remarkable return from knee surgery earlier this season to become a key part of the Knicks' offense, is probably finished as a key contributor this season.
If Sunday's demoralizing loss to the Miami Heat contained a number of positive trends, it is equally true that Monday night's thrilling comeback win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-97, held within it a development that could derail the Knicks' season.(2)
It is hard to think of an injury better designed to illustrate exactly how the New York Yankees plan to approach the immediate future than the one that felled Curtis Granderson Sunday in Tampa.
A fair number of the media's questions for Mike Woodson following the Knicks' 120-81 destruction of the Sacramento Kings Saturday night weren't about the team's fourth straight victory or its 30-15 start, but on whether Amar'e Stoudemire, the undisputed star of the night, would be starting anytime soon.
The New York Knicks have plenty of problems right now. Unlike much of the previous decade, the Boston Celtics are not one of them.
Fred Wilpon and his partners, owners of the New York Mets, have completed a re-finance of their debt against S.N.Y., according to the New York Post.
As coach Mike Woodson answered questions less than 90 minutes before tipoff of Tuesday night's game against the Portland Trailblazers, a 105-100 loss, neither he nor anyone in the press room knew what his lineup would be.
The return of Amar'e Stoudemire, whose season has been delayed due to knee surgery, could be just days away.
For the better part of two years, the question was whether Deron Williams needed the Brooklyn Nets, not the other way around.