The New York Knicks have found themselves in quite the conundrum the last few weeks (months, years, decades). After giving their fans the falsest of hope in the offseason, bringing in two stars well past their prime (an all time Knicks-type move, name brand recognition without the gas left in the tank to help the team win), the roster is as unbalanced as it’s been in years, and any hope for making the playoffs would have been squandered if not for how universally atrocious the 7-13 seeds are in the East. How exactly did the Knicks get into this spot? A team president with the greatest resume in the history of the league who has continued to screw over the franchise that employs him, the worst contract in professional sports, and an aging superstar who not only impedes on the development of the only bright spot on the roster, but also maintains the highest level of leverage of any single player not named LeBron in the league. However, all hope is not futile. There are a few steps the Knicks must follow over the next few years that can bring them back to relevance, let’s take a look at how:
"NEW YORK KNICKS – Full Record (17-20) / Since Last Time (5-11) Resolution: Don’t kill the Unicorn If the world discovered a single Unicorn, I’d like to think we wouldn’t kill it off just as quick by offering rides to every man, woman and child. Kristaps Porzingis is a Unicorn. He is also the best player on the Knicks. He is just the 7th highest paid player on the Knicks. That should remind you of the fact he is in just his 2nd season in the NBA. The Knicks created a roster for this season to compete and are paying several other starters A LOT more money to do so. They also have a coach on his 2nd chance in one of the toughest NBA climates there is and losing is not an option. I never said I agreed with this approach though and the worst thing New York can do is compound one problem into another by driving the Unicorn into the ground in a year that really shouldn’t matter."
They wish they had him.
He's been good.
KOQ channels Mason, Oak , and King Kong Bundy
Damn skippy he does.
We all are, Melo.
The Ringer's Katie Baker talks about all things Porzingis: his game, his name, and nicknames...and even tosses in a reference to P&T's own Melo's Bucket Hat Collection!