The New York Knicks have not been successful over the last 20 years. Here are five roster moves they need to make in the coming offseason.
The New York Knicks are a team that were good for a long time during the Patrick Ewing era. They made the playoffs 14 straight years from 1987-88 to 2000-01. Unfortunately for the franchise, those good days ended with the turning of the century.
The Knicks have made the playoffs just four times in the next 19 seasons, only making it past the first round once. They have only had a winning record three times in that period as well.
Despite this lack of success, the Knicks have only had nine top-ten drafts picks and have not scored the number one pick since 1985 when they selected Patrick Ewing. Something in their DNA as a franchise needs to change if they are to play their way out of mediocrity
Last season, the Knicks finished with a 21-45 record, the fifth-worst record in the league. This was due to a number of factors, including numbers like they were 29th in the NBA in points per game.
They were last in 3-point shots made, 29th in 3-point attempts and 27th in the league in 3-point percentage. They were also last in the league for free throw percentage and 28th in 2-point field goal percentage.
One of the problems which faced the Knicks is they just did not move the ball to find a player in a good position, being 27th in the league for assists. One good thing was they were able to collect the most offensive rebounds in the league, giving them the chance at second-chance points.
With this in mind, let’s look at five roster moves the New York Knicks need to make in the coming offseason.