Hey friends. It's a quiet Saturday for us, but here are a few things from today's practice. The Knicks play the Timberwolves (who wrecked the Thunder Friday night) on Sunday at 7:30.
1. Looks like we'll keep seeing Andrea Bargnani in the starting lineup, at least sometimes:
Woodson says he will go with a big lineup vs. Minnesota tomorrow.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 2, 2013
Woodson says he's going to play a big lineup against teams w/a big front line, for now. He plans to go small (Melo at PF) vs. smaller teams.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 2, 2013
I don't see the point of changing lineups to match the other team, but whatever. I see that Woodson's experimenting. I hope either the experiment works or Woody will figure out when it's time to reject his hypothesis and move on (also, where's the "bigger"/"smaller" line?).
2. Some guys rested or skipped scrimmages today. Normal stuff, from the sound of things:
Shumpert & Felton didn't scrimmage today. It was a rest day for both, the #Knicks say. Carmelo didn't scrimmage, just shot on a side court.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 2, 2013
3. Tomorrow is a Kenyon Day, if that's still a thing. Mike Woodson's already violated his plan to alternate Kenyon Martin and Amar'e Stoudemire. Anyway, Amar'e won't play and Martin presumably will:
Amar'e will not play tomorrow. Recovering day. #Knicks— Barbara Barker (@meanbarb) November 2, 2013
@Al_Iannazzone nba rescinded Melos tech from opening night.#Knicks— Barbara Barker (@meanbarb) November 2, 2013
Can that point be appended to the end of the Knicks-Bulls game?
Hope you're having a peaceful Saturday. Feel free to comment along with tonight's games here. <3