After a win in Charlotte on Feb. 13, the 76ers improved to 20-9. Near the halfway mark, Philadelphia led Boston by four games, and the Knicks by 6.5 games.
Fast forward to Friday, March 30, and the Atlantic Division is very much a three-team race. Philly and Boston are both 28-22, with the Knicks just 2 1/2 games back at 26-25. What's more, the Sixers are just 5-5 in their last 10, while the... » more
ATLANTA - Mike Woodson set off some alarms at shootaround Friday morning when he was talking about the status of Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin.
Woodson sounded uncertain whether either player would come back this season.
“I have no idea when these guys are going to return, if they’re going to return,” Woodson said. “I just don’t know.”
Lin has a sore left knee that wasn’t expected... » more
The Knicks aren’t practicing today and it’s not just because they’ve won eight-of-nine games since Mike Woodson became interim coach.
Woodson gave them their second day off this week to keep them physically fresh and able to play. It’s a good move since the Knicks are so banged up.
They’re already without Amar’e Stoudemre (back), Jeremy Lin (knee), Jared Jeffries (knee) and Bill Walker... » more
Carmelo Anthony went through shootaround this morning and is playing tonight despite still feeling some soreness in his strained right groin.
But the Knicks won’t have Jeremy Lin (sore knee), Amar’e Stoudemire (back), Jared Jeffries (knee) and Bill Walker (elbow). J.R. Smith is questionable with an illness and Baron Davis’ hamstring is bothering him but he’s going to start at point guard against... » more
Amar’e Stoudemire did not attend the Knicks' Monday morning practice as the team wanted him to skip the drive up to the practice facility so that he could rest his sore back.
Stoudemire is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Also listed as questionable is Jeremy Lin, the Knicks' starting point guard. Lin, who has a sore knee, did practice fully with... » more
Jeremy Lin still is big in Toronto, but apparently not as big.
Last time the Knicks played here, he was on the front page of newspapers, a video board outside the Air Canada Centre and there was a morning press conference where some Asian outlets presented him with gifts.
This morning, he wasn’t on front of newspapers or on the video board, and he spoke at his locker at the same time... » more
Since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D’Antoni, the Knicks have lauded their new coach for holding them accountable and have talked about how much they needed that.
By doing that, they’re more than intimating D’Antoni wasn’t holding them accountable enough.
“He was,” Amar'e Stoudemire said before the Knicks' 106-87 win over Toronto. “It’s just a matter of coach Woodson being very vocal about... » more
The schedule will get more difficult for the Knicks as the season goes on, but this is a week - to steal a line from Pacers forward Danny Granger - when they play some “winnable games.”
It starts Tuesday night against the Raptors, one of two this week against Toronto. The Knicks also play in Philly on Wednesday and host the Pistons on Saturday.
But Tuesday night’s game should tell you... » more
Mike D'Antoni's out. For now, Mike Woodson is in. But who is the permanent solution as the next Knicks coach?
We asked Newsday.com readers to select their favorite from a list of candidates. In the end, it was the "Zen Master" in a landslide:
Who should be the next head coach of the Knicks?
Patrick Ewing -- 17% Phil Jackson -- 42% Jerry Sloan -- 6% Jeff Van Gundy -- 16%... » more
Mike Woodson ran his first practice as Knicks interim coach. They watched film, went over some defensive principles and schemes and also added some plays to the offense.
They will keep some of Mike D’Antoni’s offense in tact because the team knows them. But Woodson has made it clear both in his introductory press conference yesterday before the Knicks beat the Blazers 121-79 and again today... » more