By Nick Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since 1980
The Knicks continued their journey through the NBA Summer League with a matchup against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. This was the first game in Round 1 of the Summer League Tournament and the Heat defeated the Knicks, 113-66. Despite the loss, one bright spot was a very solid game from Jeremy Tyler, as he was able to continue his high level of play that he has been showcasing in Las Vegas. Tyler scored 18 points, going 8-of-12 from the field and added eight rebounds in just over 25 minutes. C.J. Leslie, another player hoping to get an invite to camp caught up with KnicksNow to talk about his experience with the Knicks Summer League team and his expectation for training camp in the fall.
Raymond Felton stopped by the NBA Summer League to check in and he took the time to chat with Jonah Ballow. When asked about the makeup of the team, Felton replied, “I still love our chances man, we still look good." You can really tell he is motivated to get going. Felton also gave us some insight on how he feels about the new additions to the Knicks roster. Watch the interview here.
Carmelo Anthony let us know on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he is off to China with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the Jordan Flight Tour. Watch the video highlights here.
Iman Shumpert is also visiting China this week and he has been updating the fans about his trip on Twitter and Instagram. Take a look at this picture of Shump shooting around on the Nanjing Plaza Court.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had some fun with his fans Wednesday on Twitter by declaring that he actually isn’t the son of former Knick, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
On Wednesday, Metta World Peace took to his Twitter account to clear up why he chose to wear the #51 next year for the Knicks.