May 18, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) and power forward Kenyon Martin (3) react in the final minute of the game against the Indiana Pacers in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks players starting to workout together


Last year under the encouragement of now Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd; we saw the New York Knicks get together early on in the fall before training camp began to start working out as a team.

You can debate whether or not it had an impact on the season, but you can make the case that it had a positive effect as the Knicks got off to a great start to the 2012-13 season.

May 18, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amar

It looks like the same plan is in place for this season.

According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, several Knicks players have already gotten together at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh and have begun working out as a team.

Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, C.J. Leslie, Amar’e Stoudemire and Beno Udrih, among others, were at the facility this past week, according to two people with knowledge of the workouts.

This is something that not just the Knicks are doing but has become common among teams in the league.

However it is still something good to see and you would hope that the Knicks can gain some chemistry from being together for an extra couple of weeks.

Last year it was nice to see so many players take place in the voluntary workouts being that there were so many new faces on the team.

That is the case again this year so it is nice to see Udrih there with his new teammates. It would also be nice to see new faces such as Metta World Peace and Andrea Bargnani in attendance, but you can’t fault them for not being there until training camp begins in a couple of weeks.

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