An ugly stretch of basketball has led to an appropriate amount of pessimism among New York Knicks fans in the previous couple of weeks. It isn’t breaking news that this has been a .500 basketball team for the bulk of the season and that they haven’t inspired much confidence as a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. The bar was set higher this year than getting blown out in the first round of the playoffs and the peak for this team was set tantalizing high in the early weeks of the season when they ran off a 18-6 start that included a pair of wins over the Miami Heat.
So what is this team?
There has been plenty of talk of “these being the guys” and due to that, the current level of play shouldn’t be expected to improve much. However, this reality isn’t as daunting as it appears and improvements can be made with a few tweaks and improvements in certain areas.
The Knicks still have one of the 3 or 4 best pure scorers in basketball in Carmelo Anthony. He is prone to inconsistenc...