Head coach Derek Fisher of the New York Knicks gives direction to Pablo Prigioni #9 against the Dallas Mavericks on December 16, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Despite Knicks’ Awful Record, Derek Fisher Is Making Progress

Even though the team hasn’t turned it around, it is a positive sign that Fisher appears to be showing some growth.

12/18/2014

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Orlando Magic on December 17, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks, Celtics Have Discussed Rajon Rondo Trade

The Knicks are a franchise-worst 5-22. They have to do something, right?

12/18/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 17:  Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots a free throw against the Toronto Raptors during the game on December 17, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Raptors Ride Big 4th Quarter To 105-89 Win Over Nets

Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors used a big fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-89 Wednesday night.

12/18/2014

James Dolan (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Blame Who You Want, But The Knicks’ Failure Falls On Dolan

If you look, you’ll see the winning organizations are more organic in their success. It starts, like it often does, with ownership, which is where we hit our dead end on Seventh Avenue.

12/17/2014

Members of the Brooklyn Nets wear neon shirts during warmups to honor superfan Jeffrey Gamblero before a game against the Miami Heat during the game on December 16, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Reid Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

WATCH: Nets’ Tribute To Superfan Jeffrey Gamblero

The Nets said goodbye on Tuesday to one of their biggest fans, as players wore shirts with “Gamblero” and “44” in neon during warmups.

12/17/2014

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on late in the fourth quarter during a game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on December 16, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Rich With Embarrassments — Leaky Nets ‘D’ Lets Heat Off Hook

It’s bad enough that this Nets season appears to be headed for epic disaster, but the list of embarrassments from Tuesday night’s Heat game was so frighteningly long I don’t even know where to begin.

12/17/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derek Fisher Takes Out Starters In First Quarter, Calls Out Knicks After Loss

With a little more than five minutes remaining in the first quarter, Fisher took out all five of his starters as Dallas jumped out to a 26-11 lead.

12/17/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks dunks the ball against the New York Knicks on December 16, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavericks Scorch Knicks 107-87 In Chandler’s Return To The Garden

Tyson Chandler had three dunks during Dallas’ sizzling start to his return to New York, and Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points to help the Mavericks beat the Knicks 107-87 on Tuesday night.

12/17/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets guards Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat in the second half at the Barclays Center on December 16, 2014 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Wade, Heat Bounce Past Nets 95-91 In Game Delayed By Leaky Roof

Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-91 on Tuesday night.

12/17/2014

Head coach Lionel Hollins of the Brooklyn Nets speaks to a crew during a delay in the first quarter due to a leak at the Barclays Center on December 16, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Leaking Roof At Barclays Center Halts Nets Game For Nearly Half An Hour

The idea of a rain delay probably conjures up thoughts of baseball games and warm summertime storms, not basketball games – and certainly not indoor stadiums.

12/16/2014

Pro tip: that's not Carmelo Anthony. (Walmart.com)

Memo To Walmart: Carmelo Anthony Isn’t Jeremy Lin

Let’s hope grandma knows her basketball. Kiddos with Carmelo Anthony dolls on their wish lists could be in for a surprise, thanks to Walmart.

12/16/2014

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by Lee Stempniak #12 after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

12/15/2014

Brooklyn Nets superfan Jeffrey Gamblero (R) at Barclays Center on May 4, 2013. (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBA Photos)

Nets Superfan Jeffrey Gamblero Dies After Fall

Gamblero made headlines earlier this month when he was carried out of a Nets-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden without his prosthetic leg.

12/15/2014

Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball against Jose Calderon #3 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2014 in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lowry Carries Raptors Past Knicks, 95-90 In OT

Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists, controlling the overtime period and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 95-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

12/14/2014

Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets goes up for a shot against the Brooklyn Nets at the Time Warner Cable Arena on December 13, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Leads Hot-Shooting Nets Over Hornets

Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Deron Williams and Mason Plumlee had double-doubles and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-87 on Saturday night for their second straight victory.

12/13/2014