Isiah just needs a lineup change.
And THIS roster might be able to work. Id rather support a coaching change along with a trade for say Ron Artest or Ben Wallace but ey lets talk realistically here this is the new york knicks owned by James Dolan.
There is a good article about how a simple lineup change could fix the knicks. its not one sided written by a knicks fan but a clear look at it. it talks about his first and second unit and how that makes no sense.
take a look
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basically.. Curry, Randolph, Richardson, Crawford, Marbury turns into Randolph, Lee, Balkman, Jones and Marbury. Id prefer to put Curry in the C and Lee by his side. but ey its still a good piece
Balance is basketball 101 but not the only thing lacking
The article is a good analysis of basketball 101, that both the first and second teams need more balance and that this can be achieved by swtiching some of the roles for better chemistry and more complimentary skils. The fact that Isiah has not already done so may be more a testament to his deference to the oversized egos of certain players than his lack of basketball acumen, but it does also point to a certain weakness as a coach and the lack of a consistent general philosophy.
However, as even Isiah has publicly noted, even with better floor balance, this team still lacks shot-blocking, grit, hustle, and interiior help defense from the frontcourt players (the guards do double low but ineffectively and counter-productively). This makes the complete absence of minutes for Randolph Morris and Wilson Chandler utterly inexplicable. Almost every other team in the league gives serious minutes to a rookie. One might understand the reluctance to develop the young players, if the overall results were better; but given the horrible record and the lack of hunger and hustle, it is sheer madness.
Maybe Morris and Chandler will help, maybe not. But not giving them a chance to is just plain weird.