New York Knicks
Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.
On Tuesday I went over the Knicks’ financial situation for the next three years, so keep that in mind as we go through the offseason decisions that the Knicks will have to make. Here are where the pivotal points are going to be.
Amare Stoudemire will go into next season with $45 million left on his contract and no guarantee of a starting job.
A team built to win a title now didn’t get close.
The easiest part of the playoff schedule for the Miami Heat is behind them and now the real test begins as the team awaits either the Indiana Pacers or the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Finals.
“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.
Whichever players are on the court for the Knicks when they try to save their season Thursday night, coach Mike Woodson just wants them to shoot with confidence.
The Indiana Pacers finally figured it out.
Woodson was absolutely brutal. But let’s not spare the Knicks’ players from this little bloodbath.
Coach Mike Woodson says a team doctor is flying to Indianapolis before the game to examine Shumpert. He was hurt during an awkward, twisting landing in Game 3. This is the same knee that was operated on last May for a torn ligament.
The Knicks have looked downright anemic offensively and it doesn’t appear their bench is getting much better, literally.
Martin and Smith are ill and questionable for Tuesday night’s game in Indianapolis. Shumpert has a sore left knee but coach Mike Woodson says he probably will play in Game 4 against the Pacers.