The Knicks' starting lineup on Monday night against the Utah Jazz included Chris Copeland, Pablo Prigioni and starting center Kenyon Martin.(1)
The New York Knicks entered Wednesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets knowing that Carmelo Anthony was managing an injured knee. They knew it Monday night against the Golden State Warriors, too, but played Anthony anyway, even long after the game was decided.
With one day remaining until the N.B.A.'s Thursday, 3 p.m. trade deadline, the New York Knicks say they're sticking with the group that has gotten them to a 32-18 record this season.
The New York Knicks completed a five-game homestand on Monday night with a resounding 99-85 defeat of the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks built an early 20-point lead and never looked back against one of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference.
Back in the summer, Shaquille O'Neal drew some ridicule for making the claim that Brook Lopez, and not Dwight Howard, was the best center in the N.B.A. (To be fair, part of this came from Shaq confusing Brook with his twin brother Robin.)
The New York Knicks are off to a 13-4 start, which is impressive enough on its own. But it is the varied ways they have collected their victories so far that bodes so well for the future of this team.
Through the first 12 games of the N.B.A. season, the New York Knicks were 9-3, thanks in large part to Raymond Felton.
It is easy, and perhaps inevitable, to take Carmelo Anthony's performances for the New York Knicks this weekend as the primary story from a pair of decisive home wins.
It's been said that Raymond Felton is somehow in charge of the Knicks' destiny this season, simply because he effectively replaced Jeremy Lin on the roster.
When Mariano Rivera went down with a season-ending knee injury this past May, he was unequivocal about whether that injury would end his career.
“I am coming back,” Rivera said the day after suffering the injury. “Put it down. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going down like this. God willing and given the strength, I’m coming back.”
There are certain things any N.B.A. team wants out of a preseason.
Sure, you'd like to see the team win some games, but results are essentially irrelevant. There's some work on chemistry, particularly involving lineups that the team plans to use in the regular season.
The Knicks had a lot to show the reporters who attended media day at their practice facility in Tarrytown should have been a time for optimism.(2)
It has been a successful olympics for U.S.A. basketball. But it hasn't been a particularly pleasant one for the New York Knicks involved.
LeBron James supposedly wasn't capable of coming through when it mattered. Never mind the Eastern Conference championships with Miami and a severely undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers team, or the performances like this one back in 2007, when he scored Cleveland's final 25 points in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
In the 20 years since N.B.A. players began participating in the Olympics for the U.S.A. basketball team, a player like Tyson Chandler hasn't really been part of the group.