The New York Knicks are "tentatively scheduled" to play the Washington Wizards in D.C. on Christmas Day. Earlier this week, it was reported LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Miami Heat on Christmas Day.
Washington finished last season 44-38 and reached the second round of the playoffs. In the offseason, Marcin Gortat re-signed with the team on a five-year, $60 million contract. Washington signed Paul Pierce to a two-year contract to replace Trevor Ariza, and also acquired Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair.
New York finished last season 37-45, missing the playoffs. Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the Knicks for five-years and $124 million. The team traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin.
- Paul Palladino