After being swept in four games by the Boston Celtics in a series where the Knicks clearly should've won the first two games, the team, coaching staff and front office clearly have some adjustments to make in the offseason if they wish to contend for an NBA championship against the elite teams in the NBA.
Watching the series against the Celtics exposed the Knicks primary weaknesses which were and still are coaching, defense, size and effort, which should never be an issue.
While the new collective bargaining agreement will likely be structured in a way that has a harder salary cap than what is currently in place, there are ways in which the team can improve upon each of the aforementioned problem areas this offseason, ultimately improving their chances of achieving their ultimate goal of winning an NBA title.
Addressing Donnie Walsh's contract situation is paramount in determining the Knicks' future success for next season and beyond, since his experience and ability to stick to the plan he has in place has been advantageous for the Knicks so far and will only continue to get better as he continues to put the correct pieces in place to help the Knicks franchise perform to its fullest potential.
Assuming James Dolan gives Walsh the two-year extension he absolutely deserves, the following are the five main things Knicks fans should expect from the Knicks this offseason and next season as well.