The New York Knicks believe a new home will help Andrea Bargnani regain his old form.
When the moratorium lifts on Wednesday night and teams around the league execute all the deals reported over the last 10 days, the Knicks will still be left with many holes to fill and very few good options to fill them.
J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni are staying in New York to help the Knicks build on their best season in nearly decades.
J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
“There’s a lot of different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said. “If I play, I plan on playing for the Knicks. I got to be honest with myself. I’m a young man. (But) I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.”
On Tuesday I went over the Knicks’ financial situation for the next three years, so keep that in mind as we go through the offseason decisions that the Knicks will have to make. Here are where the pivotal points are going to be.
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.
This year, The Knicks were one of eight teams left and the second-best team in the East. It’s OK to be proud of that. It’s OK to enjoy that. I know I did.
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.
“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.
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.
Woodson was absolutely brutal. But let’s not spare the Knicks’ players from this little bloodbath.
Here’s the deal: unless Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler get going, the Knicks aren’t going to win anything.
“I think for the most part, from the start of the game and throughout the whole game, I think we played with a sense of urgency today,” Anthony said after the game. “We played the way we’ve been playing as far as competing at the highest level.”