Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Oct 29 2013)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Pacers’ Granger Out With Calf Injury (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 02:38:41 GMT)

    Indiana Pacers swingman Danny Granger will miss the first three weeks of the season with a left calf injury.    

  • [New York Times] Imagining LeBron James as a Net, a Bobcat, a Cavalier (Again) … (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 01:37:22 GMT)

    As LeBron James tries to lead the Heat to another title, here’s a humorous look at what other teams might say or do to get him to leave Miami next summer.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Bargnani could lose starting spot in lineup to World Peace (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:54:47 GMT)

    For the latter part of Monday’s scrimmage, Metta World Peace was working with the Knicks’ starting five — alongside Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler in the frontcourt. Imported forward Andrea Bargnani was switched to the second unit despite starting throughout the preseason    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Anthony may still needs help to take Knicks to next level (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:50:33 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony is ready for the opener, maybe the last time he opens the NBA season as a Knick, and so there is the obvious question: Does he have enough help to win a title in New York?    

  • [New York Daily News] Barkley like Knicks but says Melo will miss Kidd (Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:33:43 GMT)

    Believe it or not, Charles Barkley really likes the Knicks. But only on one condition. “If things are going well I think they’ll be fine,” Barkley says. “But if things are going bad they could implode.”    

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Oct 29 2013)”

    1. I really like the way Woodson is handling decisions on who should start and who should play what minutes and such. Rather than deciding imperiously, he let’s players try out the roles they might expect to get, but then he judges on actual performance. Bargnani was a started in Toronto and MWP was a backup in LA, and they started out in those roles. But they each got enough playing time that now if Woodson decides to start MWP instead, he can cite actual shooting percentages and other data to explain his decision. And Woodson takes his time to decide and gets a lot of experience in on how each one plays. He might well have known a long time ago he might want to start MWP, but by waiting until now, the players will all feel they got a fair shot. It’s much different and better than D’Antoni, who seemed to make unexplained decisions, or Larry Brown, who changed starters every day.

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