New Year’s Resolutions for the New York Yankees and all local teams

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New York Knicks

Now here is a team that has just been tough to watch for a very long time. Ever since the end of the Jeff Van Gundy days it seems like it has been an uphill climb back to the playoffs.

Since his final full season (2000-2001), the Knicks have reached the playoffs four times. The last time was after the 2012-2013 season. They haven’t even won 40 games since.

Right now they are 9-28. It’s not as if this ship is turning for the better anytime soon.

Kristaps Porzingis came on the scene for the 2015-2016 season. The 7-3 power forward averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The next year the points went up to 18.1 while the rebounds leveled at 7.2.

Last year he went to the All-Star game and averaged 22.7 points per game.

But they have never won more than 32 games with an active Porzingis. One guy is simply not enough.

This year, rookie Kevin Knox is averaging 12 points per game. Frank Ntilikina adds six points and 2.5 assists per game.

They need more. It’s time for a big splash.

Basketball, more than any other sport, can turn with the addition of just one player. Ask teams that have added LeBron James for all the proof you need. One player can make a team into a contender.

It’s time for that big free agent to be lured to the Big Apple. Sell it. Get that big free agent to come here. It’s time.

New Year’s Resolution: Sign a big-time free agent.