Is 2010 here yet? I thought we would see a New York Knicks winning season, years before we saw Isiah Thomas get another head coaching job. Welp, guess I was wrong.
This team overpaid and overtraded for Eddy Curry, overpaid for Jared Jeffries, got stuck with ball hog Larry Hughes, and got stuck with Al Harrington.
Thankfully all of those players will vanish from the roster just in time for the praised 2010 free agent period.
Danilo Gallinari was a non-factor this season with a back injury.
Besides all the useless talent the Knicks have absorbed over the years, there WERE some bright spots.
Nate Robinson and David Lee have turned out to be phenomenal.
Nate Robinson turned out to be one of the best sixth men in the league this season. On top of that, Krypto-Nate won the Slam Dunk Contest. The Sacramento Kings are in love with Nate and could look to steal him from the Knicks.
David Lee led the league with 65 double-doubles. When you have more double-doubles in one season than Dwight Howard, you are pretty damn good.
David Lee brought energy under the basket and has done everything asked of him since he arrived at the Garden.
They brought in Chris Duhon to lead the team as their starting point guard, but that hasn't turned out to be the deal.
With the Knicks looking to cash in, in 2010, there's a strong possibility you will be seeing Nate Robinson and David Lee in different uniforms come next season.
Free Agents: PF David Lee, PG Nate Robinson, C Eddy Curry (Early Termination Option), PF Al Harrington, SG Quentin Richardson (Early Termination Option), PF Chris Wilcox
Team Needs: 1. C, 2. SG, 3. PF
For the 2010-2011 New York Knicks season, you are going to be seeing a lot of new faces.
Wilson Chandler and Chris Duhon look like the only hold over's on the roster right now for the 2010 season.
The Knicks can gamble on a freshman talent and let him play from day one knowing the deal come 2010. Or they can draft a big man to groom for years to come.
With the eighth pick in the NBA Draft, the New York Knicks select:
PF Donatas Motiejunas (7', 210), Lithuania
NBA Comparison: Toni Kukoc