Knicks Focused Mainly on Maintaining Health
What matters most is that the (New York) Knicks get healthy and stay deep. Smith’s knees must heal, Shumpert’s sore right shoulder must be nursed, and Felton’s minutes must be limited. If you look at these players’ career arcs, the Knicks are just as vulnerable as the Nets to complete disintegration.
“Nobody’s gonna play big minutes,” (Knicks Coach Mike) Woodson promised, about his exhibition plans for older players. “(Fitness) is the ultimate goal. We’ll fine-tune some things, and the minutes will pick up the fourth, fifth games.”
“I don’t think there’s a need to play 35 minutes now,” (Carmelo) Anthony said. “I’d rather play 35 minutes for our first game of the season.”