There is still no reason to panic just yet for the New York Knicks and their fan base. I know everyone is pissed about their record but I am going to tell you what to do in order for you to have hope in the Knicks again. “I want you to take a look at the rest of the Atlantic Division teams and their records. You are feeling a little better now huh, thought you would?”
Yeah I know they still suck and nothing can take away from that embarrassing feeling of walking around with any kind of Knick memorabilia. Imagine how I feel when people ask me what I do for a living and I have to tell them I am a Knicks and Brooklyn Nets sports writer. Trust me it is not fun being a fan of any New York team at the moment.
The Knicks went into the Portland game knowing damn well they didn’t have a chance. I wasn’t in their huddles or practices but you can look at their body language and tell they have given up. When your starting point guard is a guy name Beno Udrih what else do you expect. Carmelo Anthony continues to do all the heavy lifting with no help and I know the losing has to take its toll on him. Amar’e Stoudemire tries but he is no longer the player he was two years ago. Andrea Bargnani is putting up decent enough numbers but his lack of defense is also hurting the Knicks chances and breaking out of this slump.
The Portland Trailblazers have finally figured out how to play the game as a unit and they are showing the rest of the league what drafting good players can do for a franchise. Damian Lillard schooled the Knicks back-court on countless occasions last night and LaMarcus Aldridge continued to show why he is one of the best power forwards in the league. There is nothing wrong in losing to a team with a 13-2 record. It’s in the matter in which you lose. The game was never as close as the final score suggest due to the Knicks inability to stop anyone on the defensive end.
I wish I had a solution to their problem but all I see is a team full of has-been’s and wanna-bee’s that can’t seem to get on the same page at all. Three wins in 13 games is not acceptable in the city let alone acceptable for a writer that’s covering them. I just want to be able to sit down at the laptop and write something positive about one of my home-teams.