Jeremy Lin is no longer regarded as a phenomenon around these parts. He’s more like the forgotten point guard, which is exactly how MSG chairman James Dolan wants it.
Pat Riley gets Ray Allen to spot up in the corner and shoot threes down in Miami, while the Knicks are ready to take on another old Celtic, Rasheed Wallace, who last played in an NBA game 28 months ago and struggled mightily that night just to get up and down the Staples Center court.
Jeremy Lin, who was a short-lived sensation with the Knicks, has fit right in on a rookie-rich Rockets team.
Knicks Coach Mike Woodson and General Manager Glen Grunwald defended their off-season moves, including not keeping Jeremy Lin, at a team media event Monday.
At the Nets’ first media day in Brooklyn, Coach Avery Johnson expressed his excitement about the expectations for his squad, which perhaps had the best off-season of any N.B.A. team.
As the first team to play in Barclays Center, the Harlem Globetrotters will mark the occasion by marching into Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday.
General Manager Glen Grunwald and Coach Mike Woodson spoke as if Rasheed Wallace would be with the team for training camp, but the player has not signed a contract yet.