Found December 10, 2012 on Knickswag:
I think for the first time in about 10 years, we can say that the New York Knicks are a basketball TEAM.  Not a group of individuals trying to pad their stats and earn a large paycheck, but a TEAM of players who are working together in order to achieve one common goal.  When one player goes down, someone else or the entire team collectively steps up.  This was obviously evident in Thursday night’s showdown against the Miami Heat when the Knicks shot the Heat fans out of the American Airlines Arena until the only fans left standing were Knicks’ faithful.  The Knicks nearly defeated Tom Thibodeau’s Bulls in Chicago with a lineup of 3-point shooters.  The fact that the Knicks were able to go 2-1 on the road without Carmelo or Amar’e against 2 Eastern power houses speaks to the pride and resolve of this year’s Knicks.  Just imagine how good the Knicks will be when they are back to 100% full strength when Carmelo Anthony is healthy, Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert have returned, and Marcus Camby is healthy and ready to play about 20 minutes per game.  Adding those guys to a 15-5 team that has had to play the 4th toughest schedule in the NBA thus far should be a scary thought to the opposition. While some analysts and fans believe that the return of Amar’e Stoudemire will be detrimental to the team, Amar’e should improve the Knicks like any 6-time all-star should.  Amar’e’s new low post game should make him a go-to-guy whenever he’s on the court, especially if Melo’s on the bench.  Carmelo has been the Knicks’ only source of a low post game so it would be nice to have another dominant post player available so the Knicks’ don’t have to resort to long-range shots whenever Melo needs a breather.  Putting a dominant post player on the court in Stoudemire will most likely force double teams and leave a shooter like Novakaine or J.R. Swish open for 3.  With Melo and STAT’s dominant post games and the Knicks’ deadly 3-point shooters, the Knicks have the potential to be one of the best inside-out teams in the league. The return of 21 Shump Street will undoubtedly improve the Knicks on both sides of the floor.  Everyone knows that Shumpert is a lock-down perimeter defender, but his offensive game should improve tremendously when he comes back given all the time he has spent working with shooting guru Dave Hopla.  Adding another 3-point threat will just be icing on the cake at this point as this gives defenses just another poison to pick from.  Not to mention, Shumpert is still one of the most athletic players in the league and hopefully when he returns, he still has the strength in his knees to get to the basket if his shot isn’t falling. The entire sports world has already been put on notice as the New York Knicks have proven to be contenders a month into the season.  They have reached a 15-5 record when their primary sources of offense have just been Melo and 3-point shooting.  Stoudemire will give the Knicks another dominant scoring option and someone who can create opportunities for the Knicks’ shooters, while Shumpert should provide the Knicks with staunch defense, athleticism and an improved perimeter shooter.  When the Knicks are fully healthy, who knows how well this team can play? Wow, watch out NBA.   Aaron Kopperl @AKop47 – Knickswag Contributor

Knicks G Iman Shumpert sings for his team

((ht: So, it's probably not a stretch to say that quite a few pro basketball players aspire to be rap stars. Such is the case with New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert. Shumpert recorded a song proclaiming his love, affection and devotion to his team and talks...well, raps about his teammates and their skills. And while the sentiment is admirable, the singing...

Knicks Iman Shumpert releases “Knicks Anthem”

Injured Knicks point guard Iman Shumpert has released his own Knicks anthem over GOOD Music’s “Clique.” Thoughts? I like Shump the rapper but can someone explain to me exactly what Knicks tape means?

Down to the Wire…Knicks Win!

  Knicks 100 Nets 97 Boxscore 1st Half The Knicks came into the Barclays tonight on a mission to stomp the Nets hearts out and get some revenge. Then, the game started and everything went out the window. Knicks looked sluggish and slow. Their defense was horrible to start as Tyson picked up to two quick fouls and had to leave the game very early. This caused the Knicks interior...

Peter from Knickswag on Full Court Hoops

I discuss the Knicks season and Amare’s eventual return with Full Court Hoops Podcast. The Interview starts at the 21 minute mark. Peter A. Knickswag Chief Editor

Knicks Execute Out-of-Bounds Play to Perfection

The New York Knicks beat the Denver Nuggets in Madison Square Garden Sunday night thanks to sinking 18 trey balls. But there was one brilliant out-of-bounds play that Knicks head coach Mike Woodson drew up late in the fourth quarter that was very Harlem Globetrotter-esque. The ball was inbounded to Carmelo Anthony from J.R. Smith. Melo then immediately handed it off to Jason Kidd...

Raymond Felton Doesn’t Think His Bone Bruise Is Going To Heal Soon

Felton removed his padded wrapping in the second half of Wednesday’s game in Charlotte and is willing to absorb the consequences. He also admitted he is not sure if the bruised hand will get better anytime soon. “It really ain’t going to heal,’’ Felton said. “It’s going to continue to get banged up. … I can’t worry about it. I have to continue to get treatment.’’ via NY Post

'Melo adds to MVP resume in win vs. Nets

When the New York Knicks made their second trek to Brooklyn to play the Nets on Tuesday night, the Eastern Conference's top team came into the Barclays Center with one goal on offense. "As soon as the refs came in and they threw the ball up," Knicks center Tyson Chandler said, "we just decided to go to 'Melo." New York executed its plan to perfection...

Iman Shumpert Raps in New York Knicks Anthem

Your thoughts? I personally think it has potential and you can tell Iman is still engaged despite sitting out with an injury. Leave your comments below. Follow Frankie on Twitter – @FrankieFrank5 Follow Atlantic Twine on Twitter – @AtlanticTwine Like our Facebook Page – Atlantic Twine on Facebook

The Apple of NY’s Eye

  Pre Game News and Notes New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets:   The Knicks will look to get some revenge in round two of the Battle of the Boroughs as they travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets.  The first time around, the Nets won a hard fought overtime game 96-89.  In the first meeting, it was the Knicks who were not at full strength; tonight it will be the Nets who will be...

Jason Kidd Hits Game-Winning 3 To Beat Nets

Jason Kidd hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 3:45 remaining to lift the Knicks over the Nets 100-97. The 39-year-old, who did not play in the 1st matchup between these teams, had 18 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds in the win.

Revenge: A Dish Best Served Cold

This season has been all about establishing an identity and home dominance, but there’s also another element the Knicks will need to tap into on the road to elite status, and that’s revenge. Like Denzel Washington so famously said in Man on Fire, “revenge is a dish best served cold” and with contests still remaining with four of the five teams who have defeated the Knicks...

Carmelo Anthony Schools Some Kids On The Court – VIDEO

J.R. Smith Levels Gerald Wallace

J.R. Smith absolutely blew up Gerald Wallace today during the Knicks 100-97 comeback win over the Brooklyn Nets.  Gerald came down the lane for a rebound and J.R. was having none of it, so he decided to stick it to Wallace for no good reason.  The result was Wallace on the ground in a great deal of pain. [SB Nation] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

'Melo leads Knicks to dramatic rally

Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points, Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left, and the New York Knicks rallied from an early 17-point hole to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-97 on Tuesday night. Kidd finished with 18 points against his former team, who used to dominate the Knicks when he played in New Jersey. Now the series is tied at 1-1 since the Nets...

Melo to Give it a Go

Carmelo Anthony will test that hand tonight against the Denver Nuggets. #bbpBox_277926187316158466 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_277926187316158466 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Carmelo Anthony is playing tonight.13 minutes ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite@Al_IannazzoneAl Iannazzone  Peter A. Knickswag Chief Editor
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.