Have the Knicks been on paid vacation for the past few years?
After seeing new Bulls Tim Thomas and Michael Sweetney practice for a few days, Chicago coach Scott Skiles said: "The thing that's been very evident is how hard our guys play compared to guys from other programs. Sometimes when we pick up other guys or sign another guy in the middle of the season or something, they're caught a little off guard by how we do it."
Coincidentally, one of the knocks on new Knick Eddy Curry is that he didn't work hard enough in Chicago. Curry said Monday that he was committed to changing his work habits.
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