The Knicks can't be serious with this offseason; Future not so bright

The Knicks are a joke!

7/17/12 in NBA   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

May 6, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half of game four in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 89-87. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIREThe NY Knicks are having one of the funniest off-seasons in NBA history. I don't know if they're trying to compete for a NBA championship or get special deals on Ben Gay. If you thought the Celtics, Spurs and last years Mavericks were old, the 2012-13 NY Knicks should be sponsored by AARP.

First Jason Kidd, then Marcus Camby, now Kurt Thomas. I am even reading Grant Hill is a possibility. Are they serious?  This is a big gag, right? The Knicks are slowly becoming the biggest joke in sports. If you thought the Jets with Tebow will be a circus--just wait for this disaster. It is already common knowledge that James Dolan is the most clueless owner in sports, but now the entire organization looks more and more incompetent on a daily basis.

The best is they are making all these moves, but are likely to lose the player that made them relevant again. And his name isn't Carmelo aka Melo aka Cancer aka coach killer Anthony--his name is Jeremy Lin. Clearly Rockets GM Daryl Morey is making things difficult on teams by offering Jeremy Lin and Bulls backup center Omer Asik money hard to match and hard to refuse. Let's see how long that guy lasts in his position.

Jeremy Lin aka Linsanity provided a spark for the Knicks that had the Garden rocking like it was in the 90's. Lin Mar 21, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (17) brings the ball up court during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Knicks defeated the Sixers 82-79. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIREled NY to 7 straight wins. The Mike D'Antoni system was finally working. His job was saved by an unknown who ran his system better than any other point guard on the roster. The only problem was Cancer Anthony was out with an injury and his return would subsequently create chaos, cost Mike D'Antoni his job, and ultimately the end of Linsanity in NY.

The writing was on the wall. Anthony is the most selfish player in sports. George Karl was thrilled to see him leave Denver. Melo only wants to win his way. Mike Woodson is the perfect puppet head coach. In the words of the classic Metallica song--obey your master--master! Carmelo will pull the strings and Woodson will remain the coach.

And the best comedy is Cancer and Stoudemire can't coexist. How about anyone who prevents Melo from shooting the basketball 25 times a game? He refuses to conform to a system that doesn't benefit him directly. Only isolation plays, where he holds the ball for 20 seconds of the shot clock before jacking up low percentage shots. Only once in his career has he taken a team out of the first round in the playoffs.

Jeremy Lin is a Harvard graduate. He didn't forget the fact that upon the return of broken down Baron Davis--his minutes went down. And why? Because Melo didn't want him dominating the ball. Lin can now go be a point guard in Houston. And don't worry about his popularity--Yao Ming played for the Rockets and was as popular as any player. Lin doesn't owe the Knicks anything.

I am so excited to watch this disaster of a team. Even the most optimistic Knicks' fan has to be skeptical for the upcoming season. The question is, when this act gets old, how many will convert to Brooklyn Nets fans?
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9/11/12   |   raymundo36

yeah the knicks are joke!!because if as long as carmelo anthony at new york there will be a one man team asshole,,a ballhugger and dont know how to past shitt!!

7/23/12   |   coquichriss

I completely disagree with this article. Why pay an average point guard about 14 million in one season when the knicks are already dealing with limited cap room? We would of had a repeat of the middling knicks of the late 90's early 2000's. Raymond Felton has proven he can come in and deliver at a fraction of the cost. Houston will have to deal with that contract for a while!

7/17/12   |   King_Cardinal   |   2672 respect

I agree with you and that's why the Knicks are the second best team in NYC only to the newcomers, the Brooklyn Nets.