“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.”
Let me start by saying I’m sorry. And then let me tell you why this Knicks debacle is your doing.
Jackson still has plenty of time to turn this disaster around, but the ‘Bockers look to be in worse shape than ever — both on the court and off.
“You came to be the savior and all of a sudden it’s like, ugh. Then you went and got Derek Fisher. Really, is he coaching? Is Derek Fisher coaching? I don’t get it. I don’t know what’s up with that team, man.”
The Knicks let another winnable game slip through their fingers on Thursday night, and there were a lot of interesting storylines. Let’s go through them.
Things are bad, and usually these types of circumstances prompt James Dolan to swoop in and do something ill-conceived.
As the Knicks continue to sputter through the regular season — and likely to another lottery season — there has been hidden progress within the losses on the offensive side of the ball.
Just when you think things can’t get any worse.
Pick your metaphor. The Knicks’ defense is a sinking ship. A dumpster fire. A nuclear wasteland. Nicolas Cage’s acting career. The president’s approval ratings. Take your pick, they all work.
The Knicks need to play their best players and force opponents to match up against them. It’s the only way this team is going to forge an identity and figure things out.
The ball never got to Carmelo Anthony, who appeared to be calling for it. “If I forced it into him, what kind of shot will he really have — a turnaround, fadeaway?” Smith said.