clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Post-Practice Notes: Kenyon Martin's sick now, too.

New, comments

Stuff from Sunday's practice in Indiana.

Maybe they got Paul George sick, too?
Maybe they got Paul George sick, too?
Joe Robbins

Well, back to practice they go. After three full days of preparation did little to give the Knicks an edge in Game 3, all they can do is try something else. The Knicks got back to work in Indiana this morning and did a little media availability afterward. Some things:

- Whatever is ailing J.R. Smith (and I think we can agree that, jokes about self-inflicted daze aside, J.R. looked super ill last night) has now spread to Kenyon Martin. Both missed practice today. I hope neither shares air with the rest of the team until Tuesday, when they should enter the game simultaneously against Indiana's first unit and run around licking people.

- Crucial:

- Whole lotta talk about pace and trapping to forcing turnovers to jack up the pace:

- And Woodson gives his explanation for leaving Chris Copeland and Steve Novak on the bench:

That's true, but especially when there are multiple non-shot-creators on the floor, either of those guys might create some space for driving and screen usage. We'll see if Woodson leans more on his defenseless shooters in Game 4 and beyond.

- Based on the outcome of Game 3 and comments made today, Alan Hahn hints that Carmelo Anthony-- who went iso relatively infrequently on Saturday-- will be more aggressive in the next game. I'd be happy to see him get more shots up, but I hope that doesn't mean more wing isolation against Paul George. It felt like we didn't see Melo used in the pick-and-roll (in either role) quite as much yesterday as we had before. In general, the pick-and-roll didn't look as varied as it has been.

Update regarding the above:

The Knicks will practice once more on Monday, then play Game 4 Tuesday. After that, the series will finally kick into a game every other night. Until then: Wash your hands, Knicks.