Assuming the Knicks want to play a nine- or 10-man rotation for most of the season, Fisher is going to have to bench guys that expect to play serious minutes.
The Knicks are expected to have enough cash for a power play in free agency next year. But Phil Jackson could be setting himself up for some moves in the meantime.
“The way I was playing, I was playing like a person who didn’t want to be there; not looking as focused as a person should be in that situation that we were, in the trenches. I wouldn’t blame them at all.”
With too many wings and not enough big men, the Knicks had to add more depth up front, and they did that by signing Jason Smith.
They should still be happy that their star is back and that the Knicks will be very competitive for the next four to five years, but it is going to be very hard to get to a championship level during that same time frame.
The details of Carmelo Anthony’s new contract with the Knicks are no longer a mystery. And it looks like he made out pretty well for himself.
If you can’t move ‘em, laud ‘em. That seems to be Phil Jackson’s new mantra now that he’s embraced the reality that no one wants to take Andrea Bargnani’s big contract in a trade.
Fisher thinks the ‘Bockers can do something special in his rookie season as head coach, but they’ll have to prove it on the court.
The natives are always restless, and as Melo embarks on the second half of his Knicks career, he is going to learn that quickly. How he handles it will help define his Knicks career.
Star forward Carmelo Anthony announced Sunday that he is remaining with the Knicks, a decision that will prove to be the best one he’s made during his stellar career.
This wasn’t a PR coup like LeBron’s return home to Cleveland, but it certainly will help Anthony’s image. Those things, however, tend not to last too long if the wins don’t follow.
Melo is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website.
The Knicks’ star forward released a statement on his website, ThisIsMelo.com, on Sunday announcing that he will re-sign with the team.
The New York Knicks have waived veteran forward Lamar Odom and re-signed center Cole Aldrich.
There are no quick fixes here. Phil Jackson wants to build this team in his image, and it will take some time, with or without Carmelo Anthony.