By Nicholas Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since '80
KnicksNow’s Jonah Ballow sat down with Beno Udrih and Tim Hardaway Jr. to talk about being in camp with the Knicks. Udrih described what makes a great point guard and what his expectations are for the upcoming season, while Hardaway explained what camp is like for a rookie and how he fared in his first time playing as himself in a video game.
Wednesday brought another change to the roster, as Knicks President and GM Steve Mills announced that the club had signed guard Chris Douglas-Roberts. CDR stands at 6-7 and will provide some more depth at the guard position during camp. Read more about the signing and corresponding roster move here.
Media Day was also a big hit, as players went went from station to station, posing for the camera and having fun while doing it. Check out the behind-the-scenes gallery here.
Metta World Peace checks in on Twitter after camp opens:
great first day of practice— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) October 2, 2013
Shout out to the Knicks Tape!!!!!! I am so happy to be here. New York is like parents and LA is like an uncle to me. https://t.co/qJPmeh1k8x— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) October 2, 2013
World Peace also made another appearance on the Key and Peele show on Comedy Central Thursday night:
Tyson Chandler , who turned 31 on Thursday expressed his gratitude for all of the Happy Birthday wishes from his family and friends on Twitter.
So humbled today! Thank you all for the fantastic birthday wishes and love. Grateful for family friends and fans!! #bigthanks— Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) October 2, 2013
Cole Aldrich had a special birthday message for Chandler.
It looks like Iman Shumpert got his hands on a custom edition of NBA2K14 that features a variant J.R. Smith cover. Shump posted on Instagram:KnicksNow.com’s Jonah Ballow tweeted this great quote from Metta on Thursday. You can really tell World Peace will bring a strong work ethic to the court.
It was a great day of practice on Thursday, as you can see from this video from the Knicks Instagram account.
Coach Mike Woodson met with the media during training camp and proclaimed his love for the current roster:
You can’t forget to get a good stretch in after practice.