Anthony Gruppuso/US PresswireCarmelo Anthony’s been the Knicks’ facilitator while the team waits for Baron Davis.Mike D’Antoni has compared Carmelo Anthony’s transition to a consistent point-forward to give the Knicks an advantage to how K.C. Jones orchestrated his 1980s championship Celtics teams with Larry Bird. But D’Antoni doesn’t have to time travel that far back to establish why the comparison would work.
It’s no secret that in today’s NBA, head coaches want their best shooting guards/swingmen usually running the show to create mismatches and better spacing on the floor, which leads to more open corner 3’s and lanes to the basket.]]>
AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekWith Christmas coming, the Knicks beat the Nets to end their preseason. So are they good to go?Normally, NBA teams have time to work out the kinks before the games start to count. They have a few weeks to establish a rhythm on offense, gain some cohesion on defense and get a general feel for one another on the court.
Not this year.
After just two preseason games, the curtains come up for the Knicks.
Are they ready?
“We ain’t got no choice but to be ready for that game,” Carmelo Anthony said of Sunday’s Christmas Day opener against the Boston Celtics.]]>
Kris Humphries doesnâ??t want to talk about Kim Kardashian or his very public, very brief crash into Hollywood.
There is no place Tyson Chandler would rather be on Christmas than at Madison Square Garden trying to make life miserable for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. But there is a part of him will miss being in Dallas as they hand out championship rings.
Charlie Ward, Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell, Larry Johnson and Patrick Ewing. Those five were the regular starters the last time the Knicks won a playoff series.
The lockout-truncated NBA season opens with the Knicks and Celtics on Christmas Day at MSG. Between Dec. 25 and April 26, the Knicks will play 66 games, including 21 back-to-backs.
What the Knicks hope is a new era dawned at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night as the team's $51-million-a-year frontcourt played its first game together in their expensively renovated arena.
The Knicks claimed 6-10 shooter Steve Novak off waivers before last night's preseason game against the Nets.
Amarâ??e Stoudemire canâ??t hide his intentions to dethrone Miami as Eastern champs.
Last night, when rookie Josh Harrellson asked him in the locker room after the game where are they going to go hunting, Stoudemire said, â??Weâ??re going to hunt in South Florida. You know what we…
By The end, during an extended session of what Marv Albert used to call gar-BAGE time, Tyson Chandler still was moving his feet, still flicking his hands at the basketball, still shaking his fists, still yelling out to his teammates.
It may say something about the way the Knicks have…
Soon, the Garden will resound with chants of â??De-Fenseâ??â?? instead of â??We Want Humphries.â??â??
But it was still preseason and Knicks fans were so giddy last night, they seemed more obsessed with mocking Kim Kardashianâ??s ex-husband.
In their first game at the newly refurbished Garden in a feel-good night…
Now that the Knicks’ Steve Novak era has begun, will there be a K-Mart in the club’s future?
Last night, the Knicks claimed 6-foot-10 reserve shooting forward Steve Novak off waivers on the same day Kenyon Martin’s contract was bought out by his Chinese team, Xinjiang.
Minnesota is hoping that Ricky Rubio, who wowed the crowd with clever passing in his exhibition debut, can bring excitement and victories to a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2004.
Tyson Chandler, in his first game at Madison Square Garden in a Knicks uniform, grabbed 12 rebounds and Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony combined to score 36 points.
A former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the star guard Monta Ellis, saying Ellis sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals.
Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls point guard and the N.B.A.’s reigning most valuable player, agreed to a five-year contract extension worth more than $94 million that kicks in next season.
Blake Griffin scored nine of his 30 points in the final 5:18, and the Los Angeles Clippers wrapped up their two-game preseason sweep of the Lakers with a 108-103 victory on Wednesday night.
C.J. Miles scored 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left, to help the Utah Jazz hold on for a 92-89 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Tim Duncan scored 19 points and Tony Parker added 15 to help the San Antonio Spurs hold off the Houston Rockets for a 97-95 preseason win on Wednesday night.
Chris Kaman scored 18 points and Eric Gordon added 17 in their first game with New Orleans, leading the Hornets to a 95-80 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.1 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 85-84 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Rajon Rondo scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, leading the Boston Celtics to an 81-73 victory over Toronto on Wednesday night and a sweep of their two-game preseason series with the Raptors.
Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the New York Knicks tuned up for the NBA season opener by beating the New Jersey Nets 88-82 on Wednesday night.
Glen Davis had 18 points, Dwight Howard and Jason Richardson each added 15 and the Orlando Magic overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 104-100 on Wednesday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Kobe Bryant did not play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason finale against the Clippers on Wednesday night because of a torn ligament in his right wrist, and his status for the season opener on Christmas Day is up in the air.
Miami and Oklahoma City look improved on defense, while Dallas and Houston may not be as good.
Kevin Durant of the Thunder adopts a fade shot he learned by watching Dirk Nowitzki.
The N.B.A. bade goodbye to Peja Stojakovic and Antonio McDyess, who each announced his retirement on Monday.
The N.B.A. careers of Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry, both of whom were drafted out of high school in 2001, have diverged radically.