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.
New York was outclassed by Boston, 108-97, and it appears that Dolan got tired of watching his team lose … again.
“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.”
“No question about it,” a person close to the 2014 NBA MVP told Isola. “Kevin loves Carmelo (Anthony). It could work in New York. But never rule out the Thunder.”
Knicks president and general manager Phil Jackson told the Chicago Tribune in 1986 that the championship squads of 1970 and 1973 deflated basketballs to gain an advantage.
When you consider the team and the town, the game and the gravitas of New York, this is indeed the worst team in NBA history.
The Knicks are actually operating in a logical way for the first time in a long time. Knicks fans should show some appreciation for that.
If we’re honest and earnest, we have to be embarrassed by the Knicks, the world’s worst team in the world’s most overrated arena.
This is not Team Titanic or Tritanic. The ship isn’t sinking. It is being scuttled. The Knicks are tanking, and tanking the old-fashioned way: with gross incompetence.
Smith was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2013, but has battled injuries to his heel this season, along with his usual struggles with shot selection and focus off the court.
It is fitting that the pro basketball team that calls Manhattan its home is as overpriced as the city itself. Sell your tickets, Knicks fans. Sell them quickly.
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.
Boomer has been calling for a culture change with regards to the Knicks for a long time, so he was thrilled to see J.R. Smith go…
Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.
Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.