Incomplete NY Knicks Have a Lot to Address at NBA Trade Deadline

January 28th, 2016 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »

A week ago, the Knicks had clambered up to a .500 record and a finger-hold on a playoff berth; this week they're 22-25. To start racking up the Ws again, the Knickerbockers still have a few improvements to make.

They might find the right tools for the job on the trade market, but don't expect them to bring home any heavy machinery. Their available assets will more likely fetch an off-brand handheld power drill on the clearance rack. (Though there are whispers of them throwing caution to the wind and making a major move for a dreamboat point guard.)

If the front office is going shopping between now and the deadline Feb. 18, here are the priorities they ought to have in mind.  


Unreliable Scoring

New York's sharpshooters haven't been very sharp. The Knicks shot under 40 percent 14 times this season. Surprise, surprise: they have lost 13 of those games. 

They weren't all blowouts, either. Strong defense kept the squad within striking range of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 13 when they fell 90-84 and 91-84 on Dec. 23, respectively. 


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