This season I want the Knicks to focus on staying healthy, getting there younger guys decent minutes if possible to put less strain via minutes on the vets/starters, and finally experiment with the lineups in preparation for the playoffs.
This year shouldn't be a race to win regular season games. The Knicks have shown they can do that. They should just aim for a high seed of course, but prep for the playoffs even more. The Knicks should be aiming for a deep playoff run or championship.
They got some real decent players too. Best depth they've had in like forever, even before the Melo trade. Knicks just need to figure out how to approach the playoffs and the lineup/mismatches that brings. Also I don't expect them to be bullied by teams this year either. They got some real goons, and some real workhorses and even a legit 2nd/3rd/4th option in Barg to hopefully keep teams honest if they decide to go big to clog the paint.... Things are looking good at the beginning of the season
I have to agree with u on the new players we stacked up on in the offseason, and the idea of working on several different plays vs small running teams and bigman teams to prepare for the postseason games.
It would be nice if HC Woody had all our players mind set that our regular season games (wins & losses) should be a learning preperation for our seven game series in April/May to improve our weak areas as well as strong areas.
Im not proud of (or condone) the Bargani trade where we gave-up a future first round pick, plus two 2nd round picks .. Bargani's all-around performance in 7 seasons prove that he shouldve been a 2nd round pick in the NBA.
All the good that GM Grunwald did for the Knicks the past 2 seasons, this trade is/was suspicious to draw a Red-Flag from any NBA team. What we gave the Raptors organization for Bargani, we couldve gave to the Warriors organization for Knicks fan-favorite all-star double-double David Lee. At least we Knicks fans would've known what we will be getting putting PF-David Lee with C-Chandler in our frontcourt this offseason. Bargani has been a suprise-suprise expect the unexpected throughout the offseason for Knicks fans.
We all know what to expect from Beno, Meta, and even our draft pick Hardaway Jr. ....
What do u expect from a player u gave-up a first-round pick, and two 2nd round picks???