The New York Knicks took to the practice court Saturday ... well, most of them did, anyway.
Carmelo, Porzingis and Afflalo didn't practice today. Rambis said medical staff told him Melo needed the day off.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 27, 2016
Kurt Rambis said the medical staff recommended Carmelo Anthony take a day off. He didn't know specifics but it didn't seem serious.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 27, 2016
Arron Afflalo is working through a thigh bruise, while Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony seemingly were awarded a plain old-fashioned rest day. The big news here is that a New York Knicks medical staff is being cautious with a player, and a coach feels compelled to listen to them. I for one salute our new responsible medical staff overlords!
The rest of the team had a light practice, and some youngsters stayed around for some extra shooting under the watchful eye of the Zen Master:
Video of Jerian Grant and Kyle O'Quinn shooting after a light Knicks workout with Phil Jackson looking on: pic.twitter.com/9NwYAkupfm— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 27, 2016
Important O'Quinn note: He loves classical.
The DJ has switched things up at Knicks practice. Now playing: classical music. Kyle OQuinn, while shooting: "I love classical!"— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 27, 2016
And finally ... happy birthday, Triangle offense pioneer Tex Winter!
Happy 94th Birthday to Coaching great Tex Winter! Preparing our Teams to play vs your "Triangle Offense" was so challenging.— Brendan Suhr (@brendansuhr) February 27, 2016
May all your days be merry and your triangles equilateral.