Knicks Long-Term Suffering: Why Dolan, Not Players Are to Blame

October 20th, 2012 by Alexander Smith Leave a reply »
In February 2011, there was pandemonium in New York as the city's beloved Knicks traded for “superstar” Carmelo Anthony. The trade for Carmelo offered Knicks fans a sense of hope that the team would finally be in legitimate competition for an NBA title. However, since the trade, the Knicks have been hampered by continuity issues and lingering injuries, leaving the team in a state of mediocrity.

As the 2012-2013 season approaches, the once optimistic view of success has all but faded. As a frustrated fan, it is easy to blame the current Knicks for their shortcomings, but the true fault lies with the organization, starting with owner James Dolan and his refusal to commit to an actual rebuilding process.



For the past 12 years, the Knicks have been repeatedly haunted by a front office that continues to make the same mistakes. Instead of bottoming out and actually rebuilding the team with young talent through the draft—an approach proven successful by the Oklahoma City Thunder—the front office has decided it is better to trade for and to sign overpaid, middle-of-the-pack “star” players.

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