Some things in the NBA are going just like everyone thought (Miami Heat starting 3-0, Kevin Durant playing like an MVP) and some aren't (New Orleans at 2-0, Boston 0-3). What's happening to the Knicks, though, was a matter of some debate.
A lot of people thought the Knicks adding Tyson Chandler would raise their defensive intensity, create fast break opportunities, and propel the Knicks to the Atlantic Division lead. Others, and I'm in this camp, thought they gave up too much to land Chandler, leaving them not only with no point guard or bench, but also without any real flexibility to acquire anyone to fill those gaps.
Now, the Knicks are 24th in the league in scoring, 16th in fast break points (behind San Antonio, and Boston, two of the oldest teams in the league) and they own the 9th worst defense. And to top if all off, Amar'e Stoudemire rolled an ankle last night, and is listed as day-to-day.
“I have it wrapped up, I’ll get an assessment (Friday) on it ...