The New York Knicks were probably the biggest disappointment in the NBA. With newly appointed president Phil Jackson at the helm, the New York Knicks need to make the following moves this offseason if they want to make the playoffs and go far in the playoffs.
- 1. Resign Carmelo Anthony
If the Knicks have any shot at making the playoffs or winning a championship, they must resign Carmelo Anthony. If Carmelo Anthony leaves, it forces them to go into a rebuilding period. Knicks fans don’t want that.
- 2. Trade or Sign a Starting Point Guard-*HINT HINT *Reggie Jackson
The Knicks last year had horrendous point guard play. Pablo Prigioni is a solid backup as well as starting point guard, Raymond Felton. The Knicks have two young shooting guards and should trade one for Reggie Jackson. He’s a dynamic young point guard who can shoot and dish the basketball. That’s what the Knicks need.
- 3. Hire Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr has been Phil Jackson’s top choice since the second he got here. The Knicks franchise cannot lose him to the Golden State Warriors. It would bring in early doubt to Phil Jackson and his regime. If Phil Jackson is going to have legitimacy in New York, he must bring in his handpicked choice, Steve Kerr.
- 4. Bring in a backup center
The Knicks desperately need someone to backup Tyson Chandler. Although Cole Aldrich played well in the last game of the season, neither he nor Jeremy Tyler is the answer. Maybe they should bring in the Birdman from the Heat.
- 5. Keep Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown was a key member in the Lakers’ championship runs in the 2000s. He’s a veteran and can be the sixth man off the bench. Also, he’s a cheap option who is under contract.
- 6. Bring in veterans
The Knicks need veterans who have experience in the playoffs. Last year they had to turn to Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich and Toure’ Murry for help, when these players had the chance, none of these players ran away with the opportunity. The Knicks need guys who’ve been there before.
The New York Knicks finished the season with a 37-45 record. However, from the season before, they went 54-28. This season the Knicks definitely underachieved, but by no means, there’s no reason that they cannot bounce back next season. Phil Jackson has his work cut out for him.