The Knicks will play their second preseason contest later tonight when they take on the Boston Celtics.
Still looking to develop that rhythm on both sides of the floor as they inch closer to the regular season, New York showed a lot of promise on Thursday against the Wizards. Though they were weren’t at full strength, the Knicks were led by some pin-point passing by Raymond Felton, and the sweet shooting stroke of Steve Novak. In my opinion, their offense looked very strong, and more time on the court together will only help this team better their communication with one another, and thus, improve the fluidity even more.
That was one of the key takeaways for me during the team’s first preseason victory, but what is everyone thinking heading into game two? Let’s go around the web to find out.
Focusing on the matchup at hand, my pal Tommy Dee offers readers a look at what he believes are three keys to the Knicks playing well against the Celtics. For more Knicks talk from Tommy, check out what he and his NBA band of brothers had to say in the first edition of this new podcast.
Fans tuning in to tonight’s game may have to wait just a bit longer to see Amar’e Stoudemire hit the hardwood for the first time this preseason, as the Knicks are still cautiously monitoring his bruised knee. He’s listed as “questionable” against Boston.
As far as players ready and raring to go for game two, it’s a no-brainer that Novak will look to build upon his strong first outing. Following his first game back in orange and blue, the forward spoke with the New York Post about losing Jeremy Lin as a teammate and how he ultimately chose the Knicks over his hometown Milwaukee Bucks this summer. Very interesting read.
In case you’re looking to take a quick break from the X’s and O’s before tonight’s game, head on over to Posting & Toasting. My friend Seth has a clip from Stoudemire and Baron Davis’ funny appearance on the new Fox comedy, The Mindy Project.
And we all knew the Knicks had a couple of fashionistas sprinkled along the roster, but it looks like their kids are starting early as well. The children of Knickerbockers like Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd, and Tyson Chandler all modeled in a recent fashion show, and of course, their NBA parents were there to support. Check out coverage from the event here.
Lastly, with all the buzz surrounding a potential Knicks/Nets rivalry in the Big Apple, my buddy Jared Zwerling recently talked with rapper Lupe Fiasco about what he thought about friend Jay-Z’s new team in Brooklyn. Check out the interesting Q&A to see what Lupe had to say about growing up a Bulls fan, his unique sports passion, and more.
That’s all for now, Knicks fans. Enjoy the reads as the team heads into their matchup with the Celtics tonight!