The sad truth is that most splashy free-agent signings wind up dismaying fans. Tyson Chandler's addition to last year's Knicks squad was actually a pleasant surprise, all the more so because pleasant surprises are so rare given the number of free-agent busts.
Actually, it was all the more shocking because Chandler was a Knicks free-agent catch. James Dolan's team has cornered the overrated-signing market for years, even after Isaiah Thomas (if he ever really did leave).
With New York capped out for years to come within a more restrictive CBA, it looks like the Knicks were forced to cede their bad contract status to some other competitors. There's one team in particular, right across the water, that might take this ignominious throne.