The Knicks bid to become the Lakers of the East has hit another roadblock.
In the last five months, New York has waived three of Phil Jackson’s former players from Los Angeles:
- Metta World Peace was actually waived before the Knicks hired Jackson (though he might return).
- Lamar Odom couldn’t meet Jackson’s standards.
- And now Shannon Brown exits New York, too.
Maybe New York will add a fourth player to the list by signing – and eventually waiving – Andrew Bynum.
The Knicks better hope not every Laker circa 2010 has lost his touch. They desperately need Jackson to be on the mark.