Yet, the Knicks now stand 3rd in Atlantic Division, 8 games back from the division leading Toronto Raptors and, once again, surrounded by some sort of drama.
"I was excited to hear I'm starting in the most famous arena in the world", Zipser said. The commentators-as well as I'm sure many New Yorkers-were quick to proclaim that the performance was one of Noah's best as a Knick.
New York Knicks star Derrick Rose has been fined an unspecified amount and is back with the team following his mysterious no-show, the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise said on Tuesday.
"When I was in the room, I felt like they understood where I was coming from, " Rose said, when asked if he might have burnt his NY bridge for an extension. For instance, a column written by Frank Isola of The New York Daily News/Around the Horn indicated that Rose was distressed, and was contemplating a temporary retirement as he worked out his issues.
Anthony also has control of his future after securing a no-trade clause when he signed a five-year deal worth $124 million in 2014. Who knows? This is a business.
At 28-years-old, he is still young enough to stick around and be effective for a while. If it was to happen [a divorce], I'd still play the way I normally play wherever I'm at.
The good news for the Knicks is that the shot was almost contested by someone - Kristaps Porzingis. "He's just an awesome dude, man", Gibson said on Thursday. But Anthony got hot, which didn't take a lot against the Philadelphia defense with rookie Dario Saric trying in vain to keep up with him.
Kristaps Porzingis again sits out with sore Achilles: Kristaps Porzingis' troublesome left Achilles flared up again and kept him out of Thursday night's game against the Bulls.
We may never know the exact reason why Derrick Rose disappeared before Monday's loss to the Pelicans, but his explanation, while vague, is simple and unwavering. It felt good to play in (I assume), and it certainly felt good to watch. He responded with some solid early play and had 17 points and three assists as the Knicks got a much-needed 104-89 win over the Bulls.
"Save me from myself?" he said.
With the way the Knicks are playing, something drastic has to change if they want to right the ship and make a real run at the playoffs.
Those days aren't coming back, but he can still give you bursts of speed and surprising athleticism in spurts.
As for the fan reaction at the Garden, Rose said, "I hope love".