Knicks Dish: Melo, STAT Train, While Hardaway Lives Rookie Life

By Nick Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since '80

KnicksNow’s Jonah Ballow caught up with J.R. Smith during his Youth Foundation golf event on Thursday. Smith provided shared health updates, his thoughts on the new roster additions and his feelings after re-signing with the Knicks from Eagle Ridge Golf Course in New Jersey. 

“For me it was easy, I knew where I wanted to be,” Smith stated. “I wanted to be a Knick and still want to be a Knick until I retire.” Read Jonah's story and watch the full video here.

Tim Hardaway Jr. taking fun pictures at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Social Corner

  • Amar’e Stoudemire showing his determination in this Instagram video of his grueling offseason workout. “You can have results or excuses, NOT BOTH Knicks !!! NYC,” Amar'e tweeted.

  • Metta World Peace gave his followers a chance to win “World Peace” hats from his new line:
  •  Carmelo Anthony shared a picture Saturday on his Instagram account from Puerto Rico and it looks like Melo is working extra hard preparing for the new season.

  • It is always special to see a player’s transformation from College to the NBA. Before signing with the Knicks, Iman Shumpert played for Georgia Tech and on Sunday, Shump posted a video on his Twitter account filled with highlights from his last season as a Yellow Jacket.
  • The New York Liberty had two very special guests on Saturday when J.R. and Hardaway attended their game against the Los Angeles Sparks. Hardaway shared this picture on Instagram: