By Nicholas Ranieri, Knicks Fan Since '80
The preseason continued on Monday with an exciting double overtime game against the Toronto Raptors. Although the Knicks were defeated by the score of 123-120, there were multiple positive takeaways that the team will be able to build upon as a unit moving forward. Tyson Chandler had one of his best offensive outings of the preseason, scoring 15 points in just under 20 minutes of game action.
You can also read the full recap from KnicksNow’s Charlie Widdoes here.
Andrea Bargnani is getting comfortable with his new teammates and looks ready to get the season started. Bargnani met with the media to discuss his role moving forward and what preparations he is taking to get ready for opening night on October 30th. “I am getting very comfortable and everyone is helping me. I really like the way we are playing offensively and I’m still trying to memorize our defensive rotations that we have and it’s doing pretty good.”
KnicksNow’s Jonah Ballow sat down with guard Pablo Prigioni for some hilarious Speed Drills. Prigioni answered 10 questions about his teammates, his favorite food, and provided some great dating advice.
Spike Lee had a very special welcome message for Toure' Murry on Twitter.
@toure_murry Welcome To The Orange And Blue Skies But Don't Forget We Ain't Won A Ring Since '73. YA-DIG?— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) October 21, 2013
@toure_murry Seeya Soon At Da Garden.Peace And Love,Spizike— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) October 21, 2013
Fans can meet Carmelo Anthony and score tickets to the Knicks season opener by bidding on this exclusive package. The proceeds will be used by the Carmelo Anthony Foundation to benefit children.
Amar’e Stoudemire is not letting any negativity influence his hard work, tweeting:
"Lions do not lose sleep over the opinions of Sheep" ... Know That !!— Amar'e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) October 22, 2013
Iman Shumpert wasn’t feeling great after the Chicago Bears lost to the Washington Redskins.
Man I land in Toronto to find out my Bears lost. I'm hurt. How we give up 45 points? Smh. Got damnit how can I brighten my day TDOT?— Iman Shumpert (@I_Am_Iman) October 20, 2013
Chris Smith posted a picture on his Instagram account describing his desire to succeed.
Metta World Peace tweeted some encouraging words after the loss to the Toronto Raptors on Monday.
What a fun game tonight. Young boys played well. Toronto played well also. Tough group. Looking forward to a fun NBA season.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) October 22, 2013
J.R. Smith and Amar’e Stoudemire are both recovering from injuries and both met with the media on Tuesday during practice to provide some insight into there recovery.