"Future Knicks' Wives Club" is now two strong
August, 23, 2010
By Jared Zwerling | ESPNNewYork.com
First, it was Tony Parker's wife, actress Eva Longoria, saying her husband longed to play for the Knicks. Now, entertainer La La Vasquez, wife of Carmelo Anthony, says the Knicks are a "possibility" for her husband. Vasquez, who is a Brooklyn native like Anthony, emphasized the uniqueness of MSG: "Melo will tell you, and all the players will tell you no matter where their loyalty is, there aren't many places like Madison Square Garden. They'll all say that, and it's nothing against their teams but there is a different energy in there, and you really can't top that."
- After the Nuggets meet with Anthony today, they'll turn their attention to trading their erratic shooting guard, J.R. Smith, who is entering the final year of his $6.03 million contract. That means that Donnie Walsh's grab bag of potential Knicks players, who fit into Mike D'Antoni's run-and-gun system, gets bigger, from Anthony to Chris Paul to Rudy Fernandez -- and now Smith. Right now, Pat Riley is the clear favorite for NBA Executive of the Year, but if Walsh plays his cards right, he'll be up for consideration by season's end.
- No one within the Knicks organization deals with more criticism than James Dolan. But does it all really tick him off? ESPN's Bill Simmons weighs in.
- With several new Knicks, are you not sure who will start and get more minutes? Here's a look at the team's potential starting lineup, as well as season predictions, so you can get moving on your fantasy basketball league.
- This past Saturday in Fort Greene's Brooklyn neighborhood, Golden Hoops, a high school basketball tournament featuring some of the region's top talent, returned after a 15-year hiatus. Former Knick John Wallace was one of the honorary coaches who instructed his son, John Wallace Jr., from the sidelines. Wallace Jr. is a senior this year at his father's alma mater, Rochester's Greece Athena.
- One final note: The official Knicks mobile application is now available for free on Android phones. You can access team news, videos and Twitter updates.
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