Hey! The Knicks have a game against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Wednesday, so they held practice in Los Angeles today. A couple of them also went on the radio. Here are some things they said.
After Iman Shumpert's terrible Monday game and Mike Woodson's continued and focused critiques of Shump, Woodson seemed to snap about the constant questions regarding their relationship:
Woodson said the perception that he doesn't like Iman Shumpert is "bulls$$t!"— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) November 26, 2013
This leads us to a game of "How Do New York Beat Reporters Censor The Word Bullshit?". No two are alike! Iannazzone went with some bizarre dollar-sign stuff, but only omitted two letters, which is EDGY. Berman came out with "bullbleep," which is a new and awkward one. Isola just went with dashes. Anyway.
Mike Woodson says if he didn't like Iman Shumpert why would does Iman start and play 30-plus minutes a night?— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 26, 2013
Well, maybe because your bosses are trying to trade him, but fair enough. Oh, and:
Mike Woodson's interview was cut off after his second "bull----." Iman's was cut off while he answered a question about his future.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 26, 2013
And here's the kind of stuff Shump was saying before they stopped him:
"I'm not old enough to read the newspaper yet," Iman Shumpert said.— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) November 26, 2013
Oh, and regarding Woodson maybe having "lost the locker room" or whatever, here's Raymond Felton on the radio:
'No, he hasn't. We still love coach Woodson.' - Ray Felton on if Woodson has lost the #Knicks locker room on ESPN 98.7— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 26, 2013
(Woodson doesn't think so either. He's just lost Felton and Tyson Chandler.)
So there's all that. In more direct things-that-will-happen-in-the-basketball-game news, Felton sounds ready to return tomorrow night versus Chris Paul and the Clippers:
Raymond Felton says on ESPN NY 98.7 there's a "95 percent" chance he plays vs Clips tomorrow— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) November 26, 2013
I hope he's actually ready. Healthy Ray could help the Knicks, at least on offense. Unhealthy Ray doesn't do them much good against a team that looks like too much for them to handle either way.
I imagine we won't get a final word on Felton until tomorrow. Remember that this'll be another laaaaaate tip. For now, feel free to use this thread for tonight's games and/or pictures of lizards.