Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  34 responses

Knicks Losing in Depressing, Historic Fashion

Well, at least these Knicks will always be remembered. Too bad it’s for something truly shameful, as the NY Post details: “It was another night filled with setbacks as the Knicks fell apart late and fell to 22-42, officially securing their franchise-record ninth straight losing season.  Now Walsh is a full-fledged part of the darkest era in Knicks history. This sad period has topped the eight straight losing seasons from 1959 to 1967. From Scott Layden to Isiah Thomas to Walsh, the Knicks have mastered the art of losing. Soon they will attempt to lure free agents, carrying a losing culture imbedded into the Garden hardwood. Curry is the era’s poster boy — and it’s a large poster — of this wasted era. Curry and David Lee are the longest-tenured Knicks, now part of five straight losing seasons.”

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  • http://fdksjlf.com Jukai

    Declare your passion!!!!

  • Sparty’s Law

    I’m down in Florida for spring break right now and I’ve been talking to some New Yorkers I met on the beach, lots of them are saying they hope the Knicks don’t get LeBron just to spite the Knicks management and ownership that have screwed up their team so badly.

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    They’re going to need a really large bandwagon for when they get good, and everybody’s back on the Knicks ship.

  • letsmotor

    on a positive note, who saw wilson chandler’s last second block to win the game against atlanta?!

  • MikeC.

    @ Matt Lawyue – no kidding. There was plenty of room on the Laker bandwagon before the Gasol trade. Same thing is gonna happen with my Knicks. Plenty of fakers will come out of the woodwork. The only good thing I’ve read about this stink-hole is that Walsh isn’t going to panic of they whiff on Lebron or Wade. He won’t go into panic mode and give a max contract to Jannero Pargo just to spend the money. Isiah would max out Pargo, declare him the toughest PG since he himself had played, cross his arms, smirk his smirk and then sexually harass an assistant. Damn Knicks. I can’t wait for them to be decent again.

  • Randy Brown

    Didn’t even have to look to know that was a Marc Berman article

  • erich

    They just need one allstar for a winning season and another one for sucsess in the playoffs.
    Let’s see if they are lucky.

  • http://big11mel@yahoo.com Big Mel

    face it your a losing franchise. The Knicks haven’t won a title in 37 years why do U think your team would be good anytime soon.

  • Son of Shawn

    Maybe, and only maybe, D´Antoni and Walsh aren´t so in love with the LeBron´s idea as they look, but they´re using it to cover his try for assembling a Suns V 2.0, a great fastbreak PG (S. Rodriguez is very good in a running team, what Portland clearly doesn´t wanna be), Stat (free agent), and shooters: Gallinari and Joe Johnson (free agent), with David Lee doing the Marion things or getting signed and traded to obtain somebody that could do The Matrix

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Curry is the poster boy. That’s funny.

  • AL29

    Walsh and D’Antoni have proven capable of deconstructing a team. The real test will be if they have what it takes to rebuild. It will be pretty disappointing if they don’t land Lebron or D-Wade. Getting Chris Bosh and Joe Johnson will not guarantee anything more than a playoff appearance.

  • vtrobot

    They way they’ve thrown huge amounts of money at undeserving athletes seems unprecedented. It’s been a little tough to later rid the team of those overpaid, underachieving players (go figure). It has been a very long decade for Knicks fans. Most profitable NBA team during that time too. Imagine if the team was run successfully. Remember when we were hoping that things would be turned around by about 2004? The Knicks were good about a generation ago.

  • ConeyIslander

    I love my team, but its just embarrassing to watch now. It seriously hurts now. I don’t think we’re gonna get an elite free agent, I think we’re gonna over pay some subpar “on the cusp” guy…see Allan Houston. *weeps in corner*

  • The Philosopher

    Perhaps the Knicks will score big in free agency. A high draft pick won’t hurt either. But even if they get a player like Joe Johnson, who in all likelyhood would be the least expensive target out of King James, Bosh, and Wade, Johnson is still in his prime, is an all – star. The team built in Atlanta, who is among the East’s elite, is built around Joe Johnson. And New York has a few pieces already. I think it could work. But if they don’t score in free agency… Well…

  • Joey E.

    im going to laugh if utah gets the number 1 or 2 pick. who am i kidding. i’ll laugh no matter what pick they get lol

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    sign them all…who wouldnt wanna play in the MSG in the NYC….cmon now. they’ll score somebody. and this thing WILL get turned around!

  • http://www.realultimatepower.net doyouwantmore

    I love the Knicks. Can’t stand (most of) the roster right now. Can’t stand the management. Can’t stand the record. Can’t stand the media. But come on, it’s the Knicks! Personally I hope they get it done Detroit style with a few all-stars and NO superstars.

  • Exile

    Whatever. The Knicks will be alright in a couple of years. Too bad they want fast and fluid…. I always loved the halfcourt grind and fight Knicks.

  • Stillballin

    What if they get 2 max paid free agent in 2010..but still be losing.. Do they have plan b??

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’ll be first to say that Joe Johnson is the free agent LEAST LIKELY to sign with the Knicks. Period. It’s funny when people say, “Oh well the Knicks can just get Joe Johnson and Chris Bosh.” Joe Johnson is the happiest where he is now out of all the big name superstars.

  • AJ

    Waiting for July.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    @ Stillballin: I’m pretty sure they passed Plan A years ago (see Stephon Marbury/Steve Francis debacle).

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    they stink.. the only bright spot is david lee. (and maybe chandler down the road) they have a high lottery pick to look forward to and lots of $ to bring in big name free agent(s)…. Ewing jr still on their roster?

  • LeoneL

    If LeBron comes to New York, I’m changing my favorite team from Knicks to Hornets.

  • matt

    @bossterry, they don’t have a lottery pick. the jazz have the knicks pick this year

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    understood matt….. still curious if lil ewing jr made the team… hope the knicks can put together a decent team this summer… looking like the clippers of the east.

  • chintao

    Matt Lawyue clearly ingested copious quantities of a wide range of illicit substances. There is not even the faintest glimmer of hope for this franchise. We will be lucky if this team posts a winning season anytime before 2020. Tragic!

  • vtrobot

    cosign Teddy.

  • JD

    Stop copying Bron Gil, why doesn’t he change his nember to the amount of months he gets for the gun thing

  • ClydeSays

    Can some explain D’Antoni/Walsh’s plan? They have a mess of a roster, play very little d, will miss the playoffs and have no lottery pick.

    Sure, they have a ton of cap space, but I’d be shocked if they lure Wade or Lebron to NYC. They’re more likely to get Bosh and/or JJohnson, who are nice players, but they’ll need quality help and a decent bench.

    I just don’t see that working, but you never know. It would be better for the NBA if the Knicks/Philly/Nets were respectable again.

    As it is I see small market teams like OKC/Bucks/Grizzlies stealing their, uh, thunder.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Okay guys, I know most Knick fans are skeptics now (and rightfully so), but the Knicks have some VERY GOOD pieces to work with right now. They’re a bit too streaky now but when the shots fall and they’re on, they can be a playoff team.
    MIKE D’ANTONI IS FINALLY LETTING TONEY DOUGLAS PLAY!!! Douglas is the future of the Knicks and he plays so well on both ends of the floor. Don’t let his season averages fool you–when he’s been given playing time, he’s produced beyond efficient results.
    Douglas and Bill Walker (I know, Bill freaking Walker) are both future All-Stars if they develop properly. Both are athletic, quick, and silky smooth with the jumper. And Douglas isn’t afraid to get down on D.
    David Lee, Al Harrington, Wilson Chandler, and Danilo Gallinari are all players worth keeping. They’re fantastic. Even T-Mac has shown glimpses of his old self. If Knicks management would just TRUST their players for a little longer than they usually do and see that a lot of these guys are NOT just rental players, the Knicks can be real competitors. Add two–or even just ONE–All-Star free agent, and the Knicks can be a great team.
    Call me naive but as I am typing this the Knicks are smoking the Dallas Mavericks IN Dallas.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The Knicks have FINALLY FOUND A POINT GUARD!!!!!!!! And his name is Toney Douglas!

  • Pierre

    Lets be serious people the Knicks are trash and no self-respecting free-agent wants to play for a F-ed-up team and management. You go to the Knicks , two things will happen . 1. You won’t have to play no defense. 2. Your career is over lol. don’t put ya hopes up for Lebron James now or D-Wade. Lebron is gonna sign a 2 year extension with the Cavs than move on to the Nets when they move to BK. D-wade will stay in Miami if they get STATS or Bosh. D-wade might go back home to Chi-town . What about Joe Johnson well, he might think about the knicks but the Hawks can offer him a max deal and why would he wanna short change himself. The Knicks should pursue Rudy Gay ( yes he will be a free-agent). Yes I said it Rudy Gay and he freaking nice and young too.

  • chintao

    ^ That makes some sense.