Knicks Fix

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012

    The hashtagging has been fun. The nicknames have been cute. But it's time to put a rest to Linsanity. It's time to acknowledge that Jeremy Lin is not a novelty act, but a real, and talented, basketball player. And a point guard who found his game in a system perfectly tailored for it, at just the right time. None of this happens without a host of contributing factors: desperation of a coach and a team,...
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Title or Bust

    This was no Rex Ryan moment for Mike Woodson, it was simply a statement. “I want to win an NBA title,” he said. “Otherwise, what are you here for?” Woodson set the tone from the very beginning of training camp, when the championship aspirations were made clear to every player. After years of rebuilding and retooling, of clearing salary cap space and selling draft picks, the Knicks believe this is the...
  • Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Knicks Arrived Under One Condition

    Mike Woodson didn’t say anything that hasn’t been said before in the presence of Carmelo Anthony. But perhaps it was the delivery.

    “Everybody’s got to be in better shape,” Woodson said last May. “There’s got to be some changes for this team to really get to the next level.”

    Woodson spoke in general terms to the media, but behind closed doors he directly challenged Melo to challenge himself. In his...