Things started to look bleak for the Knicks again in February, as the team put together a woeful 2-11 record over the course of the month.
Off the court, things were equally dysfunctional, as the front office made the decision to buy out both Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace, two key offseason signings who'd failed to make an impact.
Exactly why they were cut isn't certain, but it does seem as though they both had an issue with their roles on the team, with Mike Woodson refusing to give them minutes despite the poor play of those above them.
Just days later, starting point guard Raymond Felton was arrested for gun possession, and though he didn't miss any games, he would go on to average just 7.8 points on 38 percent shooting over his next 10 appearances. Needless to say, the Knicks could have used a backup like Udrih at the time.
Both events took place in the midst of what ended up being a seven-game losing streak the Knicks carried into March, with the unrest in the locker room cancelling out any momentum the team was able to build from Carmelo Anthony's 62-point game just weeks earlier.
Like much of the season, the losses in this stretch came down to the supporting cast providing little to no help for Melo, who himself put up MVP numbers of 31.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in the month of February.