New York Knicks: The midway point of another lost season

Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors. Julius Randle, New York Knicks. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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As we pass the midway point for the New York Knicks they stand at 13-34. There is not much good to say as it looks to be another lost season for the struggling New York team.

Fans were “promised” the New York Knicks would get a star over the offseason, they didn’t. Team GM Scott Perry and President Steve Mills are in the hot seat. Unpopular owner James Dolan had told them if they do not at least improve this year they are gone.

Heading into the February 6 trade deadline they appear to be sellers. Or not. According to multiple media reports the New York Knicks don’t want to be sellers. They would rather acquire pieces that can help them win both now and in the future.

I get it, the execs are trying to save their jobs and doing whatever they can in order to do so. But really? It is no secret that the New York Knicks need several players to improve their roster. It starts by accepting the fact that 2019-20 is a lost cause and focus on the future.

How can the Knicks still start Taj Gibson? Give the young guys more playing time.  Let Mitchell Robinson start. Yes, he gets in foul trouble way too early, but hey, let him learn.  The hard work he puts in on the defensive end makes him a legitimate starter in the NBA.  He will learn by playing against other team’s best. Robinson and RJ Barrett look to be the future building blocks of this team and management can emphasize that by letting them grow.