Christmas day did not bring much happiness to the Knicks or their fans. They lost yet again, this time to John Wall and the Wizards who made it look easy when they carved up New York en route to a 102-91 win. The Knicks currently have the most losses in the league and they have lost 16 of their last 17 games. Their lone superstar, Carmelo Anthony, is just as disappointed about the season so far as the fans. Via Ian Begley of ESPN:
“I feel what the fans are feeling,” Anthony said after the Knicks fell to 5-26 following a Christmas Day loss to the Wizards.
“The fans are dying, we’re dying. We’re out there, we’re not producing. We didn’t expect, I didn’t expect to be sitting at 5-26,” he said. “So as much as I feel for the fans, I feel for us going through it, too. I don’t expect nobody to feel sorry for us, I don’t expect nobody to feel sorry for me.”
There’s really nothing more to say about this team’s season so far other than they’re disappointing. JR Smith has even said it’s a nightmare and this triangle offense isn’t producing anywhere near the positive results people expected. The Knicks are now a game behind the 76ers in the standings with a payroll of more than two times that of Philadelphia.
This team will have to either make some changes now in philosophy and strategies, or they’re going to have to make a huge splash in the offseason. Either way, something has to be done and as of right now it looks like no one has even tried to change much. We all know it was Carmelo’s decision to stay in New York, but this debacle of a season is definitely not all his fault.