Next to nobody is going to read this. And that is probably a good thing because besides the fact that it is written by easily the least talented member of the staff, there really isn’t anything a Knick fan is going to want to see here. To the old site vets who know better than to waste your time, good call. To any newbies or optimists, you have been warned.
Still here? Okay then.
I’ve looked at the schedule and concluded that we are doomed. Including this Sunday matinee the Knicks have 24 games left until the end of the year. There are only 6 games on the schedule that a reasonably intelligent Knicks fan–the ones who knew better than to read this–would expect to win (Nuggets, Bucks, Wolves, Sixers, Thunder, and Hornets) the last of those six games is on December 5. And are any of us sure we can win all of those? Even though nobody is still reading, I’m going to assume you all said “No”.
So on January 1, 2015 the Knicks could be something like 8 and 26. They are playing that poorly. And even if Cal and Bargs return, neither of them will fix the two glaring problems with this team: Offense and Defense. The Knicks are 26th in Defensive rating and 21st in Offensive rating. Thankfully they decided to pair that with the slowest pace in the NBA (88.6) so while we are dying at least we are dying slowly.
So as the game is set to start on a cold Sunday morn, I think the words of Richard Pryor portraying the Rev James L. White are most appropriate: “Friends, we are gathered here today to lay to rest…”