New York Knicks Testing Carmelo Anthony’s Limits, and That’s a Good Thing

November 11th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks' rebuilding manual might be nothing more than a quick sketch of the triangle between Carmelo Anthony, Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson.

It's hard to say what else, if anything, this franchise has to build around for the future. But the hope is that enough talent exists between the supreme scorer, the decorated-point-guard-turned-coach and the team president who captured 11 world titles during his coaching days that the rest of the necessary pieces will eventually fall into place.

The Knicks will be sitting on a mountain of cash very soon regardless of when the NBA's salary cap spikes in light of the new media rights deal. With substantial spending money and a major market to help maximize its worth, the franchise will have the tools to construct a championship contender (or something in that neighborhood) in the near future.

But this team isn't at that point yet. It is, at least, one potentially exhausting season away from opening doors to significant external upgrades. And until that help arrives, the weight of the entire organization rests on the shoulders of its $124 million man.

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