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"Boot Camp" portion of #Knicks camp is now over, as the focus will change. What's ahead as preseason arrives:
“I’m impressed with everybody," Mike Woodson said of the results of a hard week of conditioning drills. "Guys came back in shape. I mentioned this when we started that we were going to do a lot of running because I believe in order to play, you’ve got to be conditioned to play. They’ve gotten through most of the running part of camp and now we’re starting to scale back a little bit and start to teach and put in some offensive sets.”
Woodson said Sunday would be a "slow day," to allow the players to get their legs back under them after a tough week. But the pace will be back up for Monday's practice, with the first preseason game coming on Thursday at Washington.
Woodson implemented some defense during the week and on Saturday started putting in the foundations of the offense. Expect to see a lot of the same pick-and-roll sets we saw with Mike D'Antoni, only with a lot more motion from the other players. It's similar to what most teams run in the NBA these days.
Woodson was pleased with what he saw in scrimmages, noting that an aggregate of 35 points were scored in 18 minutes, which suggests the players picked up the sets quickly.
Aside from the injured players (Camby, Stoudemire, Brewer and Shumpert), the only player who did not participate in the scrimmages was Rasheed Wallace.
"He's not ready yet," Woodson said.