I don't think the Knicks are ready to play basketball, and their offense has fallen apart. Everyone is hating Toney, but he was not this bad in the past. He has no one to pass to, pressure is up, so he is very tentative. He and Landry look like they've lost all confidence in their ability to play basketball. Chandler also is feeling too much pressure be a shotblocking presence, so he's blocking shots instead of playing his usual D. And of course the other Knicks let their guys run right past them so Chandler has to step up.
The entire bench is either not ready yet or totally washed up.
Amar'e seriously looks worse than ever and this was my biggest fear from the end of last season. If Amar'e hadn't retired this summer the Knicks would still have two big weapons, they'd have more shot opportunities, they wouldn't be falling behind and giving up.
The Knicks offense right now are Melo trying to carry the team, and Balkman at his best. Everyone else stands around and does nothing. Oversimplifying the problem, but that's about it. They might as well get Novak more corner shots and let Jordan show some more, maybe as the first guy off the bench. Send Amar'e over to Germany to get the Kobe/A-Rod treatment. He'll be fine in 2 months.