Knicks fall to the Wizards

Hawks come into MSG this weekend

The New York Knicks road woes continue as they fell to the Washington Wizards 119-112 last night.  To date they have won only one game away from Madison Square Garden, against the Chicago Bulls on November 4th.

The Knicks were led by Derrick Rose who scored 27 points.  Brandon Jennings came off the bench to chip in 17 points on 7-10 shooting.  But, per Rose, the team did not do enough to earn the win.

knicks-1‘Tonight was effort,” Rose said. ”When we see someone down or we see someone where things are not clicking, that’s when we’ve got to come together as a team. So it’s still early in the year. We’ve still got a lot more games to play. It just takes time.”

The Hawks are working on a six game winning streak, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 107-100 Wednesday night. They visit the Charlotte Hornets before taking on the Knicks on Sunday.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your New York Knicks!

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McGrady Works Out With Knicks

McGrady worked out for the Knicks on Thursday at their Greenburgh, N.Y., practice gym, just a few days after he reportedly worked out with the San Antonio Spurs.

The decision to have McGrady go through drills as training camp draws closer is yet another sign that the Knicks are looking to create a sizable group of savvy players — albeit past their primes — to help Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Amar’e Stoudemire contend for an N.B.A. title.

Anthony, Chandler and Stoudemire are under contract for the next three years, giving the Knicks a heightened urgency to do something now. So Jason Kidd (age 39), Kurt Thomas (39) and Marcus Camby (38) have been added to the roster since the season ended with a first-round playoff loss to the Miami Heat, the eventual champion.

The Knicks have also signed the Argentine point guard Pablo Prigini, who will be an N.B.A. rookie at age 36. When the season starts Nov. 1, Chandler will be 30.

The Knicks still have an available spot on their 20-man training camp roster. If McGrady ends up in camp, he will most likely compete with Chris Copeland, Mychel Thompson and three other rookie free agents, all of whom are younger than McGrady, for a spot on the regular-season roster.

In his 15-year career, McGrady has led the league in scoring twice, both times with the Orlando Magic, but he has been repeatedly hampered by injuries. Last season with the Atlanta Hawks, he averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while playing 16 minutes per game.

McGrady played for the Knicks once before, in 2010, when they acquired him and his expiring contract in a trade with the Houston Rockets that was largely used to free cap space with the hope of signing LeBron James, Chris Bosh or Dwyane Wade. But the Knicks did not attract any of those star free agents that summer, and the Rockets received the Knicks’ 2012 first-round pick.

In 24 games with the Knicks that season, McGrady averaged 9.4 points. He has not scored that many points per game since he left New York.

Now McGrady is hoping the Knicks will see him as an asset, as one of a number of players with enough left to make a difference now, even though teams like the Heat, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls are standing in the way.

Tracy McGrady Works Out With Knicks

McGrady worked out for the Knicks on Thursday at their Greenburgh, N.Y., practice gym, just a few days after he reportedly worked out with the San Antonio Spurs.

The decision to have McGrady go through drills as training camp draws closer is yet another sign that the Knicks are looking to create a sizable group of savvy players — albeit past their primes — to help Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Amar’e Stoudemire contend for an N.B.A. title.

Anthony, Chandler and Stoudemire are under contract for the next three years, giving the Knicks a heightened urgency to do something now. So Jason Kidd (age 39), Kurt Thomas (39) and Marcus Camby (38) have been added to the roster since the season ended with a first-round playoff loss to the Miami Heat, the eventual champion.

The Knicks have also signed the Argentine point guard Pablo Prigini, who will be an N.B.A. rookie at age 36. When the season starts Nov. 1, Chandler will be 30.

The Knicks still have an available spot on their 20-man training camp roster. If McGrady ends up in camp, he will most likely compete with Chris Copeland, Mychel Thompson and three other rookie free agents, all of whom are younger than McGrady, for a spot on the regular-season roster.

In his 15-year career, McGrady has led the league in scoring twice, both times with the Orlando Magic, but he has been repeatedly hampered by injuries. Last season with the Atlanta Hawks, he averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while playing 16 minutes per game.

McGrady played for the Knicks once before, in 2010, when they acquired him and his expiring contract in a trade with the Houston Rockets that was largely used to free cap space with the hope of signing LeBron James, Chris Bosh or Dwyane Wade. But the Knicks did not attract any of those star free agents that summer, and the Rockets received the Knicks’ 2012 first-round pick.

In 24 games with the Knicks that season, McGrady averaged 9.4 points. He has not scored that many points per game since he left New York.

Now McGrady is hoping the Knicks will see him as an asset, as one of a number of players with enough left to make a difference now, even though teams like the Heat, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls are standing in the way.