Can the Knicks Win with Current Roster?
The Knicks are done. They haven’t won a championship in nearly 40 years, and this slapped-together attempt has failed miserably. Mike D’Antoni is done, too. Who knows when he’ll be fired. But it will be soon. Maybe weeks, maybe days. What time is it now?
His theories don’t work. His team doesn’t play together. He doesn’t believe in defense.
The lesson is that maybe the NBA championship doesn’t just automatically go to the team with the most stars after all. Stars help, of course. But is it possible that on top of that, it takes coaching, teamwork and defense? The Knicks don’t have any of those things. They just have star power. And an 8-15 record. The Philadelphia Eagles learned the same lesson this year.