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    Default 5-28 record .. Was this Phil Jackson Plan .. Tanking?

    The Knicks has a 5-28 record (1 game) before the 2015 New Year.
    Last season the Knicks were 11-22 in their first 33 games.
    Is the famous Zen of basketball taking the Knicks forward or backwards?

    Did Phil know or have a clue of the outcome of his offseason moves?
    Phil had to be aware of outcome when he added five D.League players to Knicks 2014-15 roster in offseason
    1) Larkin
    2) Early
    3) Wear
    4) Acy
    5) Jason Smith

    The Knicks already had two D. League players on the roster under contract
    6) Cole Aldrige
    7) Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Plus the Knicks had a 2 year contract of inconsistent delusional-player
    8) J.R. Smith

    The other 7 veteran players on the roster were able to keep the Knicks at a .450 record
    with a decent head coach getting the 7 players on the same-page as Starters & Finishers
    PG-Calderon & Prigioni
    SG-Shump
    SF-Melo
    PF-Amare & Barg
    C-Dalembert

    Rookie head coach Fisher, and his coaching staff coach to lose every game at the start of the season with a poor defensive strategy, and poor substitution throughout each game.
    Fisher never put a main veteran lineup on the court for players to start trusting each other to create a same-page chemistry so the 8 D.League players could follow suit. Fisher gave players spot-minute playing time in his 11 man rotation a game. Fisher never stuck with a veteran line-up to complete the triangle-system as opener/closer so the 8 D.League players could trust in Fishers coaching philosophy.

    Phil has a $60M contract
    Fisher has a $40M contract
    And no NBA player want to be traded to the Phil/Fisher 5-28 Knicks in the month of December 2014.
    So far the Phil/Fisher investment stock has dropped tremendously

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    If PJ did this on purpose to get us a top lottery pick without looking like we are tanking, then bam, first guy who should ever win GM of the year for putting together a terrible team.

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    I don't think this was the zen-masters plan to win 10-15-20 games... yes it will get us a top pick... but good luck trying to get a top FA to sign here... maybe he has a 'master' plan ... sure hope so

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    I don't think anyone thought the Knicks would be this bad. I think it's only a coincidence that we've got a draft pick back this year. The goal early on was to make the playoffs. Still, the summer will be interesting with free agency and the lottery. We've got to remember though that the only hand picked player on this roster of Phil's is Carmelo. Next season we'll have an entirely new team.

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    Originally Posted by donchris
    IWe've got to remember though that the only hand picked player on this roster of Phil's is Carmelo. Next season we'll have an entirely new team.
    well I'd say Sammy n jose are his picks toooo... he traded for them...

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    this article talks the tank:
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    Of course Jax and the FO are tanking. If Phil admitted the truth he would be under a lot of scrutiny.

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