Amar’e Stoudemire started the 2013 season hurt. According to the New York Times, “it was unclear if Stoudemire was injured during the Knicks’ game against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, the only time he has played this preseason, or if his knee worsened over time.” I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that’s real STAT played his first game of the season on January 1st, and his last regular season game on March 7th. There was no indication that he was injured on a specific play against the Thunder. …continue reading
[New York Times] Warriors Top Suns 91-77 for Vegas League Title (Tue, 23 Jul 2013 03:07:12 GMT) Ian Clark scored 33 points and hit seven of 10 3-pointers to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 91-77 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the championship game of the NBA’s Vegas Summer League on Monday night.
I thought it’d be good to gather some of the brain trust and ask some questions about what they saw of the Knicks during summer league. 1. The Knicks have invited Jeremy Tyler to training camp. Assuming he makes the team, how many games into the season before Woodson actually trusts him to warrant more than token minutes? David Crockett: Not before December unless there is injury. One exception. If he starts out playing defense, like Shumpert did, he’ll get some rope. Thing is, we probably need him to score. Robert Silverman: Welp, assuming that Kenyon Martin or Lamar Odom …continue reading
On Saturday evening, Frank Isola of the NY Daily News wrote an article about potential troubles facing the Knicks heading into next season. The biggest threats are, of course, New York’s Eastern Conference rivals: Brooklyn’s mammoth upgrades, combined with expected improvement from Chicago, Indiana and Miami, pose a large road block for the Knicks in their quest to make the NBA Finals. The other major issue cited by Isola concern the team’s roster construction and a pair of rather curious summer moves: The three-year contract given to J.R. Smith, despite a knee injury for which Earl immediately underwent surgery; and …continue reading
I’m sure you’re all enjoying a relaxing Sunday evening (or an absolutely drudgerous/dreary, getting-all-those-annoying-chores/errands-that-you-couldn’t-do-Monday-through-Friday-and-procrastinating-the-hell-out-of-getting-done-on-Saturday-’cause-hell-it’s-the-weekend-I-promise-I’ll-get-to-it-get-off-my-back-already Sunday). Whether you’re draped languorously over your vintage 19th Century fainting couch, sipping on an adult beverage and basking in perfect 72 degree air conditioned air or you’re going to procrastinate a wee bit longer, I chatted with the guys at Talkinhoopz about all the sights, sounds and smells of the Las Vegas Summer League. Dorrell Wright and former Heatle Mark Strickland get gabby too. Link’s here. Have a good’n!
[New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks could be headed for a fall (Sun, 21 Jul 2013 02:20:12 GMT) This was supposed to be the month when Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul would finally become partners in New York, forming the perfect free-agent marriage of superstar scorer and superstar point guard. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Chicago’s Balanced Attack Sinks the Liberty (Sun, 21 Jul 2013 03:35:29 GMT) The Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne finished with a career-low 7 points, but Chicago had five scorers in double digits. [New York Times] Silver Stars Too Much for Stars 60-52 …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Delle Donne Leads W.N.B.A. All-Star Voting (Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:05:18 GMT) Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky became the first rookie to lead the W.N.B.A. All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday. [New York Times] In Brooklyn, New Nets Stars Are Clear About Their Goal (Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:24:51 GMT) “Champion,” “champions” and “championship” were said a combined eight times in the first five minutes of the Nets’ news conference to introduce Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. [New York Times] Delle Donne Is Top Vote Getter for …continue reading