For Knicks and Nets, Hope is a Year Away

November 12th, 2009 by Fred Richani Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks are 1-8—off to their worst start since the 2002-2003 season (the start of Isiah's Years of Hell). And the New Jersey Nets are 0-8—off to their worst start in franchise history.

What the hell is wrong with New York area teams?!

At least the Giants have hope, despite losing four straight after a 5-0 start. After all, they have a quarterback, coaches, and a variety of players that can say, “We've won the big one.” I don't see that guy on either one of my local basketball teams.

The Nets are a case of the worst luck a team could have outside of being run simultaneously by Isiah Thomas, Kevin McHale, and Eric Mangini (Yikes!). They have injury issues with their All-Star point guard Devin Harris (groin), Courtney Lee (groin), and reliable sixth man Keyon Dooling (hip).

If that's not bad enough, Chris Douglas-Roberts has the H1N1 virus (swine flu). There goes the Nets' depth at guard.

Also F Bobby Simmons has left the team for the time being, due to personal issues.


That's certainly more bad luck than most teams should have in their first eight g ...

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