After a generally disappointing 2011-12 season, the New York Knicks went into this offseason with a hungry attitude and improved the team immensely.
Yet, though Carmelo Anthony and his teammates are in a prime position to do well and bring smiles to some long-suffering Knicks fans, the team is far from perfect. This old squad's key players still have some flaws that if ignored, could result in another mediocre campaign in the Big Apple.
The fact of the matter is that basketball is a game of adjustments, and the Knicks have a lot to do in that department.
After spending the past four and a half years in a fast-paced offensive system without any regard for defense, they now need to move back to the hard-nosed defensive game associated with the New York Knicks teams of the 1990s, and here is where the problem lies.
Out of all of the key players on the team's roster, all but two of them apply an offense-first approach to the game.
Thus, from now up until the regular-season opener Nov. 1 against the Brooklyn Nets, each of these key Knicks players needs to make an adjustment to their game in order for the season to be a success. If they can't change, then it's going to be another long year at Madison Square Garden.