New York Knicks: Worst Team in the NBA and Getting Worse

Zachary CharlesCorrespondent INovember 9, 2009

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 31:  Head Coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks reacts during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on October 31, 2009 in New York City. The 76ers defeated the Knicks 141-127. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Before the season started all eyes were on 2010.

While most people believed the Knicks would finish dead last, I thought they wouldn't be half bad, or at least would be fun to watch.

I am a huge New York Knicks fan and truly love them. I watch all their games, know everyone on the roster, and even call the radio stations to complain about, what usually is, a double-digit loss.

I'm hopeful, but a realist. Do I think were going to grab "KING JAMES"? No way!

D-WADE? Guess again.

Chris Bosh? Not going to happen.

Regardless of all the hoopla over next summer, these guys wouldn't be caught dead playing in New York, and here's why.

Once the season began, we got blown out by Miami. Then we lost a tough one to the Bobcats and Philly. Somehow we managed to beat New Orleans, and I began to think we may have a shot to keep winning and shock people.

But as usual, I was wrong.

Indiana came to town and beat us. Then we played LeBron James and lost. Then came Milwaukee, a subpar team (no offense to any Buck fans), and got blown out of the water.

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There's one word for those games and this team: Pathetic.

The Knicks starting lineup consists of Duhon, who is a true back-up and one of the worst game-callers.

Then there's Wilson Chandler. I really thought he would shock people after his superb year last year, but now the guy keeps shooting and just cannot score.

Larry Hughes played pretty well considering he couldn't even buy a basket in preseason. But he's still a washed-up veteran playing in a contract year.

Danillo Galinari, the "Italian Rooster," has shown glimpses of stardom while also showing glimpses of not knowing what he's doing.

And last but not least, David Lee, the best player on the team by far. This guy comes to play and will eventually get out of NY and make the All-Star team.

Now let me ask you a question: How in the world does a team from New York City have a team that looks like that?

I'd love to hear answers that don't blame Isiah Thomas. You should blame Scott Layden and the moron owner James Dolan.

On the bench we have Nate Robinson. While he is a fan favorite, some fans can't stand him. He has no basketball IQ and, while he gets on the highlight reel, his immaturity and attempts to do too much cost the Knicks games.

Al Harrington is my favorite player on the team, so I only have good things to say about him. He's a great player, a great New Yorker.

When the Knicks selected Jordan Hill with the eighth pick, I thought to myself, "Wow. This is going to be a steal or a bust." If Lee doesn't resign then he may get some solid minutes.

But why didn't we draft a point guard?

Look at Hill, then look at Jennings or Ty Lawson. Those guys are getting solid minutes and Hill is in the Doghouse of the Knicks! It's shouldn't be that hard, considering it's between Hill and Marcus Landry, an un-drafted player from Wisconsin.

Toney Douglas is also on the bench but I was happy with this pick for two reasons. First, he's a good defender and, second, he plays with heart. He is going to be good and log some solid minutes for the Knicks.

Darko Milicic plays a good defense game but makes good money for doing absolutely nothing. What a lucky guy.

And again, last but not least, Jared Jeffries, aka the $30 million stiff! I feel he and Jerome James are the two worst signings in franchise history. Jeffries decided he can shoot three-pointers now, but still doesn't know how to hit a layup.

And I'm not even bringing up Eddy Curry, because in my mind, he's not on the team and his contract should be terminated.

I did this not to bore you with the roster but to show you why most high value players, except for Joe Johnson if we're lucky, would come to our team.

we have no future, we don't currently have the big players it takes to win, and we don't have what it takes to attract big-time free agents. They want to win and they just can't do it here.

Until James Dolan, Mike D'Antoni, and the other losing players are gone, the Knicks will be a losing franchise.

If you have any comments or questions please ask and I will get back to you.