New York Knicks are doing better, then many people realize

New York Knicks. David Fizdale. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks have taken a media beat down lately, but there appear to be many more reasons for optimism heading into the new season.

The New York Knicks have taken a straight media beat down, authentic New York style. Every writer, newspaper, and blogger has taken the opportunity to kick the Knicks with the light brown timberlands they walk around with all year-long.

However, today curb stomping the Knicks will not be the basis of my article. Did the Knicks get the free agents they wanted No, did they get the first overall pick they want NO! But did they make more significant mistakes after fate didn’t bounce in the Knicks favor NO! The faithful Knicks fans need first to realize that once Kevin Durant tore his Achilles, he became a high-risk signing. The same signings that have burned the Knicks over and over again in years prior do most feel Durant is worth the risk.

If Durant went to the Knicks and came back anything less than a superstar version of himself or consistently getting hurt through the duration of his contract; Knicks fans would be complaining about another busted free agent signing. In short, the only real fault here is that the Knicks told everyone they would attempt to go after top free agents. The truth of the matter is that unrestricted Free Agents have the choice of where they want to go, and all the Knicks could do is sell a pitch to each one of them.

The Knicks had a few young players with talent but honestly, are coming out of there the first season of stability and an overall agreed upon organizational plan. The moves that they are making are not splashy; they not huge; they are smart calculated and serve a purpose. That should be appreciated by Knicks fans who have had zero clues what the Knicks were building towards in years before this one.