Well, it’s a pretty easy goal to reach.
Phil Jackson took to twitter before the Knicks went on national television on Christmas — the unofficial second opening day of the NBA — to be exposed as just how far away from the top teams in the East they really are.
Phil Jackson represents hope for the Knicks organization and that is what he was selling on twitter Christmas morning.
The Knicks should be better as they get players who better fit the style of play. Right now not only are the Knicks filled with players not known for ball movement and moving off the ball — and that starts with their star Carmelo Anthony, who they just spent $124 million to re-sign last summer — and players who know they are gone from the organization next year, so they are trying to pad their stats for their resume to other teams. Derek Fisher can’t seem to get them inline and the results are the Knicks have lost 15 of 16 heading into Christmas.
The bottom line is the Knicks need more talent. Guys who can defend on the perimeter, someone who can protect the rim, shooters, big men who can pass the ball, and… well, let’s just say Phil has a long list for Santa. It may require an extra sleigh.