Morning Bites is a new series on NY Sports Cookie. From now on, throughout the week I will provide you with your morning reads, filtering through all the local papers and websites.
The New York Knicks were defeated last night without star PF A’mare Stoudemire. Although his absence is clear, New York Post columnist George Willis suggests it could be a blessing in disguise as it allows rookie Josh Harrelson time to get acquainted to the NBA.
According to NY Post Knicks Beat writer Marc Berman, both A’mare Stoudemire and rookie Iman Shumpert could return from injury to play Wednesday vs the Bobcats.
NY Daily News reporter Gary Meyers reports that Santonio Holmes quit on his team in the final game of the season, and the majority of Jets players believe there is no way he could return next season.
Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan blames the Jets 8-8 season on lack of team chemistry. Filip Bondy of the NY Daily News writes that D’Antoni needs to figure out how the Knicks can mesh.
Who ripped into the Jets more Ian O’Connor of ESPN New York or Mark Cannizzaro of the NY Post?
Giants beat writer for ESPN NY, Ohm Youngmisuk reports that the Giants late season surge is due to the team being motivated by Tom Coughlins future. Also Matt Ehalt reports Justin Tuck has already started trash talking, calling the offensive line “dirtbags.”