Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. – When the Knicks begin training camp here on Saturday, the roster will feature 10 new players from last year’s team that won just 29 games.
The star attraction is forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who signed a five-year, $99.7 million deal in the offseason and boldly proclaimed, “The Knicks are back.”
The Knicks also brought in point guard Raymond Felton, 7-foot-1 Russian center Timofey Mozgov and three players in the David Lee trade, athletic forward Anthony Randolph, big man Ronny Turiaf and shooting guard Kelenna Azubuike, who will miss the start of camp while rehabbing from patellar tendon surgery last November. The average age of the team is 24.6.
The Knicks are young, athletic and unproven but president Donnie Walsh and head coach Mike D’Antoni believe they have the potential to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.