Just in case you slept all week, here’s what you missed in the world of the Knicks:
- Mike Woodson opened the week by making it clear that he likes Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani on the floor at the same time. This storyline would play out later in the week.
- Woodson also made it known that he’d like to avoid two point guard lineups like the ones he used heavily down the stretch last year. A Knicks Blog poll showed that readers agree with this decision preferring a starting lineup of Felton, Shumpert, Anthony, Bargnani and Chandler.
- Carmelo Anthony was visibly upset over Amar’e Stoudemire inability to stay healthy.
- The Knicks opened the pre-season by beating the Celtics 103-102 as Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. had big games.
- Following the game, Woodson said that Hardaway Jr. earned a spot in the rotation with his performance.
- On Friday the Knicks continued the pre-season falling to the Raptors 100-91 despite a strong effort from Carmelo Anthony.
- Saturday they wrapped up the week by losing to the Celtics 111-81 although starters Felton, Anthony and Chandler did not play.
The Knicks continue the pre-season this week against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, the only game of the week.