New York Knicks: Another wasted season with nothing learned

Dennis Smith Jr., Mike Miller, New York Knicks. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks somehow managed to waste an already wasted season. They had one job, learn about their young players, and managed to mess that up.

As we all rue a lost NBA season, New York Knicks fans should be doubly bummed out. Not only is there no NBA but the season we did have was an utter waste. Everyone knew that signing five guys that play the same position was a bad idea, to begin with.

What’s even worse is the Knicks managed to learn nothing about the young players on their roster. I guess it’s a small price to pay for watching the beauty of Taj Gibson in the twilight of a mediocre career.

I’d love to know the logic in continuing to play Gibson, Elfrid Payton, and Wayne Ellington. They traded Marcus Morris to open up minutes for…Reggie Bullock? Mo Harkless? When these are the answers it serves as more evidence that Knicks leadership continues to not just ask the wrong questions, they aren’t even studying the right subject.

What have they actually learned about Kevin Knox or Frank Ntilikina this season? Knox continues to struggle in sporadic minutes Just as he did last year. Too bad they’re in the thick of a playoff race or they could have just let him play and determined what they had in a top 10 pick from a year ago.

It’s a decent strategy, letting the kids grow on the court. That is unless the team isn’t attempting a fool-hardy run to the playoffs only to get blown out by The Greek Freak and his merry band of Milwaukee Bucks. Then, by all means, keep Knox, Ntilikina, and Dennis Smith Jr. on the bench.