New York Knicks 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

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Dec 27, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith talks to teammates from the sideline during action against the Sacramento Kings in overtime at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings won 135-129 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Lose Weight and Get In Shape

The Knicks have been a disaster this season in large part due to the amount of injuries they have endured. They have yet to have their regular rotation of players healthy this season, as Andrea Bargnani just returned to the lineup for two games before re-aggravating his calf injury. J.R. Smith has missed a large chunk of games because of plantar fasciitis. Throw in Amar’e Stoudemire’s knees that are acting up because of overuse earlier in the season, Tim Hardaway Jr. dealing with a concussion, Samuel Dalembert’s ankle injury and Carmelo Anthony potentially sitting out the remainder of the season, it may never happen.

But there are some players the Knicks will be getting back soon. Smith has been able to play in back-to-back games, while Cleanthony Early has returned from his knee injury for the Knicks’ first game of 2015, a loss to the Detroit Pistons. Being extremely shorthanded will derail any team, but one with a dearth of talent even when at full strength like the Knicks, it is crippling. All they can hope for is that some players will come back healthy and things can turn round a little bit.

While injuries are something all teams have to deal with that they have little ability to control, one thing people and teams alike can control is weight loss. For sports franchises, weight loss can be translated into getting out of debt and cutting dead weight, as in bad contracts.

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