No one knew what to expect from the Knicks this season with the removal of Phil Jackson and letting go of their franchise player Carmelo Anthony. Surprisingly, the Knicks looked promising holding a top eighth seed in the eastern conference early in the season. Everything fell off in January when Knicks won five out of 11 games and star player Kristaps Prozingis went down in February with a torn ACL. The Knicks were 1-9 for the month of February.
Currently the Knicks hold the 11th seed and fans are losing hope for a playoff run. This will be the fifth consecutive season if Knicks can’t make it to the top eight before the end of regular season.
In addition to the fans losing hope, the New York Knicks have too and guard Courtney Lee is not too pleased with it. Lee told the NY Post after Monday’s practice:
“When you watch film, it’s just all effort. Effort is the key to everything. It takes no talent to run from the paint out to contest a 3-point shot, that’s just all effort. We have to get everybody’s effort. Everybody’s got to be locked in.
You should be mad at yourself if you watch film and your teammates are calling you out. You should not want to let them down, and if you’re seeing that it’s you repeatedly then you need to [adjust].
If you don’t make that adjustment, that’s just telling us you don’t care. So I definitely … get frustrated.”
According to the Knicks schedule, they’re on a seven game losing streak and won one out of their last 15 games. Stats from Team Rankings records that the Knicks have allowed 107.8 points per game.