If you were like me (please, don’t be like me), you were feverishly scouring Instagram last night for any clue that your favorite member of the Knicks was cruising into the New York area.
That’s right, friends — the time has come. The Knicks are back! Sort of!
Monday, September 14, marks the first day of a multi-week training camp that the Knicks “earned” as being one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA Bubble. Marc Berman of The Post is reporting that most of the 2019-20 Knicks roster plans to attend at some point during the camp — a motley crew that includes legit youngsters (Berman mentions RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson), veteran free agents (Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis) and G Leaguers not under contract with the big club (Lamar Peters).
Not everyone will show up for the entirety of camp, which features both individual and team segments.
COVID-19 testing for the players began this weekend, but the club won’t huddle in a hotel in a bubble format for another week when the practices/intrasquad scrimmages begin.
The first week is for “individual’’ workouts only. The Knicks have four courts in their Tarrytown facility so one player is allowed on each court with a coach. That means four players maximum will be on the courts with four coaches at any one time.
Obviously the intra-squad scrimmages would be the most interesting part of the camp to track. Hopefully we get a bit of footage. We’re starving here, Knicks.
We’ll keep y’all updated throughout the camp.