The New York Knicks are a long shot to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, and their best-case scenario appears to be a first-round exit. It is time to take a look at how they can improve next season.
New York is unlikely to make any significant offseason additions. It does not possess a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, has few desirable trade assets and will be over the salary cap even if Carmelo Anthony signs elsewhere.
With or without Anthony, New York's change must come from within. Hiring Phil Jackson as president was a start. The Zen Master will reshape the culture of the organization and the team's style of play by replacing several employees, including head coach Mike Woodson.
However, the onus falls on the players to change their approach to the game. Every Knick must be prepared to buy into a new system and take greater pride his performance going forward.