The New York Knicks begin their post-All-Star-break playoff push Tuesday night in Memphis.Will they be making the majority of that run for a playoff spot with a new point guard? On Monday, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported the Knicks are targeting Atlanta’s Jeff Teague for a potential trade. ESPN New York’s Ian Begley also reports the Knicks are still pursuing Toronto’s Kyle Lowry. As Begley spells out, the Knicks are hoping to make a deal or deals with packages that may include Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Beno Udrih.
It was hardly a surprise on Monday night that when the Knicks returned to the practice court for the first time since last week, Mike Woodson was putting his team through its workout at Rhodes College here and Raymond Felton was still manning the point guard position.
LeBron James cannot currently envision a scenario where he leaves the Miami Heat this summer, though he still plans to assess his needs and his future at the end of the season.
At the start of the season, the Knicks sounded determined to repeat as Atlantic Division champions. Now, they merely want to qualify for the postseason.