As much as many Knicks fans were frustrated by the team’s lack of movement on Thursday to try to make a playoff run, they should see it from a different point of view.
They have veteran players underperforming, few youngsters with potential and no draft picks to trade in the near future. It’s tough to make a trade when that’s the case — which for the Knicks might actually be a good thing.
According to a report, general manager Steve Mills is looking to upgrade the point-guard position in an effort to salvage what is, at this point, a lost season.
In overtime, the camera on MSG’s broadcast caught point guard Raymond Felton yawning during a timeout. It was a long, tired yawn. The Knicks trailed 104-98 with 32.9 seconds left.
It’s games like the one Monday night against Milwaukee that make Knicks fans wonder why they waste energy investing passion into this team during modest win streaks.
Beno Udrih isn’t the only player who appears to be beyond the point of frustrated. Several Knicks voiced their displeasure after Monday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Joe Johnson scored 25 points, as the Brooklyn Nets sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss with a 103-80 victory Monday, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.
Deron Williams returned to the Brooklyn Nets in a reserve role and Pablo Prigioni started for the Knicks as both New York teams got point guards back Monday.
The Knicks are slowly turning it around, and looking more like the team that won night after night last season. But there’s one thing they haven’t been able to do. They can’t close games.
Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks held the Phoenix Suns without a field goal in overtime to win 98-96 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.
It’s amazing what happens when J.R. Smith doesn’t play. It’s nowhere near that simple, of course. But it was a very significant change in direction for the Knicks on Friday night.
This group of players has run its course, as has the Carmelo Anthony era. The trade for Melo was a failure. The idea of building around him hasn’t worked. It’s time to accept it, cut losses and move on.
Knicks owner James Dolan has reportedly told his players that no major changes will be made to the roster or coaching staff.
The Knicks and Nets were both set to play on Christmas Day, but a pair of 9 and 18 records has left some fans disappointed.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will be a game-time decision for their Christmas matchup with the Thunder. Anthony sprained his left ankle in New York’s 103-98 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.