NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Maybe there’s a lack of chemistry. Maybe they’re struggling to adjust to the triangle offense. Maybe they’re still learning under first-year head coach Derek Fisher. Maybe they don’t play hard enough.
We’ve heard all kinds of theories as to why the Knicks are a franchise-worst 5-25.READ MORE: WATCH: Mayor Eric Adams Holds Roundtable On Gun Violence
But maybe, just maybe, it’s all much simpler than that. Maybe the ‘Bockers just aren’t very talented.
“Maybe we don’t have enough talent to win,” backup point guard Pablo Prigioni told reporters after the Knicks lost to the Raptors on Sunday.
New York has dropped five in a row and 15 of 16. Fisher’s squad currently boasts the second-worst record in the NBA, ahead of the 3-23 76ers.
“I don’t have the right answer or the explanation to know why we are in this situation,” the 37-year-old said. “I’m a positive guy and I always think the next game is going to be better than the last game. And 30 games into the season we are in a very bad position.”READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith are ailing and Carmelo Anthony, dealing with a left knee injury, might be forced to shut it down for the season. The superstar has maintained, however, that calling it quits is an absolute last resort.
“I think everybody is trying to do their best,” Prigioni said, according to Newsday. “But it’s like we need something. I don’t know what (that) is. We fight, we compete against everybody. But at the end of the game, we don’t have that energy or that mentality to put the game in our pocket. It’s tough.”
The Knicks will take on the 19-7 Wizards at Madison Square Garden on Christmas.
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