The Knicks have recently bought out Amar’e Stoudemire’s contract (essentially releasing him from the team) and Carmelo will not be playing for the Knickerbockers for the rest of the season
even though he played the All-Star Game like a punk, New York has finally completed the transition into having an all D-League roster. Knicks fans finally have nothing to see at Madison Square Garden except for an astounding lack of water fountains. Knicks fans also are unable to say that, even with the worst record in the league, they still have two star players on their roster.
But for now expect to see blowouts against the Knicks that are so routine you might be better off watching Mike Tyson Mysteries or Friends reruns on Netflix.
The Knicks’ season continues with more despair than hope. As of now the team is the worst in the NBA with their pitiful 10-41 record; they are even worse than the lowly 76ers, but the team from Philly has a great future, unlike the New Yorkers. What makes it even more sad is that Knicks owner James Dolan told a lifelong fan to go ahead and root for the Nets after being criticized by him in an email. Dolan even called the fan an alcoholic. This may mean that no one will be showing up for Knicks games anymore because…
- The tickets are too expensive to watch D-leaguers.
- It’s just no fun.
- The t-shirt cannon gunner has the most accurate 3-point shot on the squad.
P.S. benspn will be having more on the Knicks’ sad season with a special guest blogger!
Derek Fisher, the new Knicks head coach, vows to end the Knicks title drought. So basically Fisher is saying he will beat Lebron, and one of the western conference powerhouse teams, with Carmelo if he stays, and a bunch of old idiots who are overpayed and like to punch fire-extinguishers for fun. This team even with Carmelo didn’t even make the playoffs, this year, even when a team under .500 got in.
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11-time NBA champion coach, Phil Jackson, was put on the New York Knicks’ payroll yesterday as the new president of basketball operations. Jackson, the former coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, will take over the position for the star-crossed Knicks in the midst of one of the most polarizing seasons in the team’s history.
Reasons why this is the right move: from guest blogger
Luring Phil Jackson back into basketball has proven to be no small feat, and yet the Knicks did just that. Having the greatest coach in NBA history in the front office will be invaluable for the struggling franchise. Jackson not only provides legendary insight on all basketball operations, but is also an incredible selling piece for free agents, something that will be very important for the Knicks if Carmelo Anthony opts out of his deal and frees up cap room to sign a star like Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, or (hopefully) Lebron James. Regardless of whether Carmelo stays or goes, though, the Knicks will still have at least one bona fide star and Phil Jackson has won championships with TWO DIFFERENT TEAMS built around the play of one star (ahem… Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant). In the end, it won’t really be about IF Phil Jackson will win a championship with the Knicks, but HOW MANY he will take home in New York.
Reasons why this is the wrong move: from Ben D, owner of benspn.com
The Knicks hired Phil Jackson as their PRESIDENT?! He’s never EVER even had a front-office position, but the Knicks have decided to give him the biggest job in the franchise? For what reason?!
Because he was a sub on their last championship team who knows how many years ago (1973, where he played on average 17 minutes a game). To attract Melo back to New York with absolutely no money to do anything else and maybe get drunk on the idea they could get Lebron. The Knicks will either re-sign Melo when we already know they can’t win with just him alone, or they will attract a different big free agent, and still not win. Phil has never won anything without having at least two hall of famers on his team, and the Knicks DO NOT have two hall of famers on his team. The NBA is also moving away from his signature triangle offense, and Phil may try to enforce the defense on the Knicks unsuccessfully. The end of the story is that Phil cannot work his magic and get New York another title, but he did just make their financial woes that much worse.