The New York Knicks will gear up for their fourth preseason game tonight to take on the Washington Wizards. The Knicks’ three preseason games to date is tied for fewest in the league with six other teams. It’s really no surprise then that things have been generally quiet around the team as of late — there hasn’t been a whole lot to analyze in regards to actual games.
From here on out, though, things pick up. In the next eight days, the Knicks play four more preseason games (including tonight’s), before finally suiting up for their regular season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on the 30th. So, on a slow news day, let’s have a look around the internet to see what else is being written about our Knickerbockers.
– Tommy Beer of HoopsWorld actually wrote this at the beginning of the month, but it’s relevant now: an in-depth analysis of the repercussions of maxing out Carmelo Anthony. I can’t say I have any particular feelings on the subject other than I’d prefer ‘Melo keep free agent talk under wraps, and we’ll see what happens at the end of the season.
– But if you are interested on hearing more on that subject, Mike Woodson suggested ‘Melo just focus on the season.
– Bryan Gibberman of The Knicks Wall continued their excellent podcast series, this time bringing on Amin Elhassan to discuss James Dolan, the Knicks as an organization, among other things.
– Andrew Sharp of Grantland profiled Andrea Bargnani and Kenneth Faried. I believe he shares my general feelings of this upcoming season, which seems to be: There’s a lot of reasons the Knicks could be good; there’s a lot of reasons they could be bad; it’s going to be fun, regardless, and Bargs only adds to that fun.
– Seth Rosenthal of Posting and Toasting recapped “Knicks Training Camp Live” from MSG the other day, in case you missed it. I did, because I don’t get MSG at my current residence, but that’s why we have Seth!
– The Knicks game tonight will be in Baltimore, which will be something of a homecoming for Carmelo Anthony. Also, Metta World Peace will not make the trip due to an ankle injury Mike Woodson says it’s serious. Uh oh.
That’s about it for now. Knicks basketball tonight!
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