Anyone that has watched enough games this 2013-2014 season knows what's going on. Knicks are always lost as they scramble to cover whomever happens to be in front of them at any given moment resulting in mismatches that opposing teams expose over and over again. Couple this with the fact that it doesn't look like anyone on the team takes extra shooting and you just have a team not capable of putting a winning product on the floor. Way too many bad shots taken by this stagnant offense that struggles nightly. The Knicks are just terrible right now.
So as the season winds down and the Knicks stumble towards last place, I look forward to 2014-2015. Here is my breakdown of who should stay and who should go.
CARMELO ANTHONY- Carmelo Anthony will leave the New York Knicks. He will only stay if the Knicks fire Mike Woodson. Carmelo has improved his game considerably these last two seasons and turned into a bona fide star who on the right team would thrive. Does he want to take a back seat to another star on another team? Maybe not, but at this point in his career he wants a title. The Knicks don't have enough talent to contend with other teams right now. A coaching change would rejuvenate the team, but will it be enough to keep Carmelo in New York. STAY
AMAR'E STOUDEMIRE- I like Amar'e but he's a defensive liability all of the time. All that work he supposedly did with Hakeem Olajuwon on his defense didn't pay off. And offensively, he gives up the ball way too many times for the amount of minutes he gets. He travels a lot and turns over the ball frequently. Either use him strictly off the bench or trade him/release him. Can generate lots of offense close to the basket, so I'd rather use him as a center because forward just doesn't work. I think there are way better players in the league to replace him. The many injuries are just too much, severely affecting his play. No more starts. Strictly off the bench. Maybe he plays better with a new coach. That's a big maybe. GO
RAYMOND FELTON- Don't know why this man is still here. This love affair James Dolan has with Felton needs to come to an end. Raymond is an inadequate point guard, plain and simple and should come off the bench. Felton can't defend and he can't shoot, so why bother. His intensity always seems to be lacking and he focuses way too much on calls he doesn't get from the refs. Always seems like he can't keep up with the other guards in the league. The point guard is supposed to run the team, make sure the right people get the ball in the right position to make things happen. Opposing guards run past him all the time. Not enough offense. Not enough assists. Just not enough. Felton needs to go. GO
COLE ALDRICH- Haven't seen enough of this guy to really have an opinion. He needs to play more and should be seeing more time especially with the mounting losses, but Woodson just sits him. I feel like he is a fine option off the bench, but if you have Jeremy Tyler on the team, I really see no need for Aldrich except to mop up. GO