The New York Knicks lost seven of their ten games, and seven of their last eight games. They have 17-20, and we all expect a little more from this “super team.”
Kristaps Porzingis is one of the best players in the Knicks with 20.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2 blocks, but he is not happy with recent losing streaks.
Porzingis is, as he told Marc Berman of the New York Post after the Knicks fell to the Pacers on Saturday.
“In the moment we were four games out of .500, I said it — I don’t see ourselves as that good of a team yet,’’ Porzingis said in his season’s most candid remarks. “We were still growing. We were winning games, but we still had a lot to learn. It was a good moment based on our talent, but we weren’t there yet and now it’s showing. We got to figure this out and keep growing as a team. It’s not coming together yet. It’s frustrating.’’
The defense is the biggest New York Knicks’ problem because they have the worst defense after Brooklyn Nets, receiving 108.8 points per game.
Maybe we should expect some trade moves before the trade deadline. Players like Tony Allen or Wesley Matthews could help him, but the Knicks first have to take care and make some adjustments with the ball movement in the starting lineup.
They definitely have to rebuild squad around Kristaps Porzingis, but it will be tough to make some significant correction with two superstars Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.