Big changes are not coming now. They are two years away. They do have to get better, but that will be incremental, not dramatic. The Knicks are Melo’s team, and right now, that’s a good thing.
Some of the players were old, though the Knicks say their team is young in its development. So they feel they need time, not an overhaul, to get further next season.
Forget free agency scenarios, probability and all that. Keep it simple. Who DON’T you want to see on the team next season?
Knicks had high hopes heading into the playoffs this season as they were a team built to win a title, but they didn’t even come close.
As the chess match continues on Saturday night in Indiana, trust Woodson. It took five games, but he once again has the pulse of his team against Indiana’s strengths and weaknesses.
All it will take for the Knicks is for someone to hit some shots early. Shooting can be contagious, and the Knicks have all been wearing FEMA suits the past couple of weeks.
Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.
Woodson was absolutely brutal. But let’s not spare the Knicks’ players from this little bloodbath.
The Knicks should beat the Pacers because, frankly, Indiana is not that talented. But they’re tough. And Anthony isn’t. If he were, if he were the least bit unselfish and introspective, he would learn to change his game and his name.
A sick feeling is emanating through the Knicks. The offense is struggling, their playoff hopes teetering and key players are missing practice.
Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points to lead the Knicks, who led only once in the game for a total of 76 seconds.
Expecting Amar’e to be a 30-minute contributor isn’t realistic, but his ability to score in the low post for 10-15 minutes per game could prove invaluable
The chances that coach Mike Woodson ends up looking good for this decision are slim to none.
Amar’e Stoudemire will likely be limited to about 10 to 15 minutes per game if he is able to return during New York’s playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.
Nobody ever really stops Carmelo Anthony. Not in his mind, anyway.