In February of 2011, there was a buzz around the New York Knicks that hadn’t been felt in years. The team had just acquired Carmelo Anthony in a blockbuster trade, and the Big Apple knew its basketball team finally had pieces in place that could compete for a championship.
Fast-forward to the present, and while the roster still has 'Melo and Amar’e Stoudemire, there is nothing but gloom and question marks surrounding this squad.
After a disappointing first-round exit to the Miami Heat in the 2012 playoffs, the Knicks brass decided to blow up the roster and bring in a number of veterans to surround their two superstars with. However, the personnel decisions have been highly questionable, and it seems unlikely that a Finals contender has been assembled over these summer months.
Let’s take a closer look at whom the Knicks added, to whom they said goodbye, the projected starting lineup and final roster, some scenarios and predictions for the 2012-13 campaign and much more.