New York Knicks: 4 Areas They Need to Improve in to Become Title Contenders

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New York Knicks: 4 Areas They Need to Improve in to Become Title Contenders
Carmelo Anthony #7 and Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks communicating on the court is a step in the right direction for the Knicks. However, they must communicate on defense as well as on offense.

While Mike D'Antoni and the New York Knicks were one of the most formidable teams on offense last season, finishing with the second best offense in the NBA, a tremendous amount of work needs to be done on the other side of the floor if they expect to contend for an NBA title.

Since NBA players don't have access to team facilities during the lockout, many teams have seen their players disperse in pairs or even singularly to work out on their own. During this time many players are also in various tournaments and big name pick-up games as they are all trying to stay active and be ready to go whenever the NBA decides to resume play again.

Considering this has been happening so often, it is a major positive to hear that the Knicks are still sticking together and will be working out as a team, as reported by the New York Post. While it was reported in the article that these group workouts are unlikely to commence until September, it is still a step in the right direction as the Knicks work on team chemistry and getting to know each other on and off the court.

Although the team's chemistry is sure to evolve this summer as the players spend more time with each other, the Knicks still have several areas that need to be addressed. While some of these areas can be fixed with the Knicks' current roster, the Knicks have to think about making some additions to their roster that will help them to improve as a team in the following areas.

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