Knicks Players Organize “Pre-training Camp”
Knicks sharpshooter Steve Novak told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday that he and most of the team have organized a “pre-training camp” starting Monday.
The camp will take place at the Knicks’ training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y., and will continue all the way through Oct. 1, when the Knicks must report for media day.
Novak said the activities will include alternating days of basketball and conditioning skills work.
Travis King, the longtime training adviser for Amare Stoudemire, said it’s unique for players to join as a unit this early in the offseason. But he added that coach Mike Woodson, who had the idea for the “pre-training camp,” and the key veterans (Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler) who picked the date, wanted to do it at this time because they’ve never been together from the beginning.