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The New York Knicks enter the 2013-2014 NBA season with relatively low expectations from many who cover the league. Despite seemingly improving on a 54 win roster this off-season, many have pegged the Knicks as a 43-47 win type team who will fall behind the Brooklyn Nets in the Atlantic Division and struggle to even hold on to the #5 seed in the Eastern Conference. What is there to make of these expectations and what are reasonable hopes to carry for the Knicks heading into next week’s regular season opener?
It is hard to argue that the Knicks haven’t improved the talent and depth of their rotation from last season. You can question if many of their key parts can stay healthy but they dealt with injuries and multi game absences from Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Ray Felton and Amare Stoudemire (if you consider him a key part) last year. Beyond that, the Knicks will have continuity for the first time in a long time. Anthony, Chandler, Felton, Stoudemire, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shum...
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By now, we’ve all heard the story. It looks like Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his deal with the Knicks after this season and test the free agency market. Despite the fact that Melo has said that he doesn’t want to talk about the impending free agency debacle, it hasn’t stopped everyone and their mothers from chiming in and giving their opinions on the situation. One of the...
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“I look at him just like I look at J.R., though J.R. is the guy who played in a uniform and has been very productive for us. I have a great deal of respect for that family,” Woodson said. “That’s his brother. I respect that. We got to make some decisions. What those decisions will be, I don’t know.’’
Woodson said the Knicks likely will make their first...
The Knicks finally hit the down slope of their preseason on Monday, as they travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors for the second time in the exhibition schedule. Here’s what we’ll be looking out for:
- More boos for Bargs! Andrea Bargnani will play twice in his old building before getting to play in his new one, and we’re sure the crowd in Toronto will continue to boo their...
Kenyon Martin is an OG. He has the battle scars to prove it. I understand the competitiveness in Kenyon’s heart, but he needs to sit tight and realize that the Knicks brass have a plan for him. We know he wants to play, we also know that he will never make it through an entire season if he plays from day one. So Kenyon has to relax and pick his spots throughout the season so he...
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Last night the New York Knicks lost a double overtime thriller, 123-120, to the Toronto Raptors. The loss takes the Knicks preseason record to 2-3. There are only 2 preseason games left. The Knicks will play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, and then play their first game — in the newly renovated Madison Square Garden — on Friday against the Charlotte...
When the New York Knicks open the season a week from today, they will hope for a different result than they got tonight. The Knicks lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 105-95 on Wednesday night. The Knicks will get a chance to exact revenge when the two teams open the season at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday. Their preseason record is now 2-4.
It was a rough night for the...
New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire has been cleared for contact. Stoudemire participated in half-court drills in Saturday’s practice- The first contact he has had since he underwent knee surgery this offseason.
Although this is a necessary step in moving forward with the team, it is still up in the air whether or not Stoudemire will play in New York’s home opener next week...
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“Everyone wants to be wooed and go through that process,” Miller, now a TNT analyst, said Tuesday on a conference call. “What I would say to Carmelo is, ‘Be careful what you ask for.’ We saw what happened with LeBron [James]. Right now, you play in the No. 1 media market in the world in terms of professional basketball. What better place to be successful...
One of the best parts of All Hallow’s Eve is the opportunity to go pick a pumpkin to carve and last weekend, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony got the chance to pick out their pumpkin.
Check out the photographic proof that Carmelo posted of his day at the pumpkin patch on Instagram:
Carmelo image courtesy of Getty Images
Lots of teams play well at home. The Heat, Thunder, Bulls, Nets and Pacers helped build their gaudy records last season in the cozy confines of their own buildings, where all posted better win-loss records at home than on the road.
Still, none of those formidable clubs had one of the best 10 home-court advantages in the NBA.
Measuring the advantage a team receives from playing a...
After the Knicks loss to Toronto, coach Mike Woodson was pleased that his young players competed, According to Woodson this was the last game for those trying to make the roster to show what they could do. Despite being impressed with the youngsters, he expressed concern about their defensive lapses without giving outright clues to how is final roster or rotation was going to...
By Max Marcilla
Knicks 95 Bucks 105
The New York Knicks fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 105-95 in the second to last preseason game. However, the big topic that will be talked about for the next 24 hours is: Who will make the Knicks final roster?
In tonight’s game, the Knicks didn’t play a lot of the guys fighting for a roster spot. Toure’ Murry and Cole Aldrich...
Providence, Manchester, Baltimore, Green Bay. No, It’s not your Nickelback U.S. Tour locations, but rather where the New York Knicks have traveled during the 2013-14 preseason. On Wednesday they check off the final road tilt of the bunch in the land of cheese and Brett Favre when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks, the team they open the regular season with in a week. Here’s what...
There’s still around nine months left until Carmelo Anthony will officially become a free agent. but that doesn’t stop the forward from talking about his future.
According to the NY Daily News, Melo says he wants to stay in New York, though he doesn’t sound all that convincing:
The Melo-drama Part II is under way in the wake of Anthony confirming that he plans to opt out of...
For some reason Metta World Peace ended up wearing Carmelo Anthony's No. 7 jersey for the Knicks' open practice Sunday.
World Peace also had Anthony's number in one dramatic instance during the scrimmage portion of the practice at Columbia University. With fans screaming in delight World Peace swiped the ball from the Knicks star and went the length of the court for...