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- Published: Sunday, 14 December 2014 17:53
- Written by Eric Aadland
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courtesy - www.mlive.com
I feel I need to preface this article by letting you know that although I live in South Dakota, I am a fan of the New York Knicks, and have been since Carmelo Anthony (I’d drink his bath water) donned the Orange and Blue in February of 2011. That last statement may also show you where my true allegiance stands with the team and their coaching staff.
This off season, Phil Jackson’s first as GM, was considered to be a big win by many Knickerbocker supporters. The team was able to retain the services of their star player, Anthony, for just under max value. They were able to trade away Raymond Felton, while adding a point guard suited for the famed triangle offense, in Jose Calderon. They were able to get back in to a deep draft, albeit with two second round picks, which no one thought was possible. And they hired newly retired Derek Fisher to take over the reigns as head coach of the team that calls the "World's Most Famous Arena" home.
The basketball capital of the world was buzzing with anticipation for the start of the new season and the possibilities of what the future might hold, not only this season in a weak Eastern Conference, but also long term as the large contracts of Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani come off the books, opening up cap space for the 2015 free agency class.
Then the season actually started.