The partnership that had so much promise but such limited success lasted just four years before the high-scoring forwards went in separate directions: Amar’e to Dallas, Anthony to the operating table.
Parsing the words of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher over past week, it’s abundantly clear that they are being pulled in two different directions as they embark upon the Knicks’ rebuilding process over the next couple of years.
“Like nothing I’ve seen before,” Jackson said of the Knicks’ first 41 games, according to The New York Times’ Harvey Araton. “So far, my experiment has fallen flat on its face.”
While winning some games might cost the Knicks some ping-pong balls come draft time, it proves their coach might just be able to become a winner in the long-term.
Boomer and Jerry Recco respectfully disagreed, but that didn’t stop Evan from making a compelling argument…
The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.
“Losing isn’t enjoyable in any way shape or form,” New York coach Derek Fisher said after Sunday’s defeat to the Bucks.
Now that Rex Ryan has been evicted from his extended stay on the coaching hot seat, there is a vacancy. Don’t bother checking rates on Trivago or Kayak. I understand there is a reservation being held for the Knicks’ Derek Fisher.
As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.
We’ve heard all kinds of theories as to why the Knicks are a franchise-worst 5-25. But maybe, just maybe, it’s all much simpler than that. Maybe the ‘Bockers just aren’t very talented.
“Ultimately that has to be the player’s decision, in terms of what he feels like is best for him and his career. Also, what’s best for the team,” head coach Derek Fisher said.
Even though the team hasn’t turned it around, it is a positive sign that Fisher appears to be showing some growth.
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.
The real reason the trade has been such a disaster has nothing to do with either Chandler or Jose Calderon’s performances. It’s about cap space.
“Come on, man,” the Knicks star responded Friday. “After all the work I did to get here and get back here, if I was to get up and want to leave now, that would just make me weak.”