Sunday , Jun , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Unnamed Knick: Stephon Marbury Won’t Be Fit

Reports of Stephon Marbury’s rigorous summer training sessions have failed to impress at least one of his teammates.

"It’s the same story every year," says one veteran Knick. "He’s doing this, he’s doing that, he’s running hills, he’s lifting weights. And then on the first day of training camp he can’t even finish some of the drills."

Marbury made his "This is my year" declaration months earlier than usual, and there is little doubt that he wants to play out the final season of his contract in New York. But there is a strong possibility he will not get that opportunity. If club president Donnie Walsh acquires a point guard, Marbury likely will be released, according to a league source.