Regular Season: 37-45

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up-north-trips: I like the sound of chalmers

Same here. He’s a great defender and is the kind of point guard Phil Jackson likes to have; very similar to a younger Derek Fisher.

The only problem is getting him to leave Miami, although they are in the same cap situation as us, so it will likely come down to whoever is willing to use their mid-level on him.

Anonymous: if knicks are looking to upgrade at pg in offseason, who is the realistic option for us?

Mario Chalmers, Nate Robinson, Kirk Hinrich, Shaun Livingston and Darren Collison could all be in the Knicks’ price range.

Knicks 95, Raptors 92

Player of the Game: J.R. Smith (30 points, 5 steals and 4 rebounds)

Of course, this exists, so the chances of him actually making the team are slim…

mrbigdeck: how do you feel about the knicks picking up lamar?

Don’t really have big expectations, but I don’t have a problem with it either. We have basically nothing to spend this summer, so taking a flier on guys like this is essential.

Phil Jackson could get him back on track and at least turn him into a contributor off the bench. Given our point guard troubles, having a guy who can play point forward could help.

I’m not really expecting much out of the Lamar Odom signing. He’s essentially a non-guaranteed camp invite for next season, so there’s no risk involved, but he hasn’t looked like an NBA player in three years.

With that said, the last time he was good was with Phil Jackson and he is from New York, so things could work out. Getting traded away in that vetoed CP3-to-Lakers deal hurt him, and he hasn’t been the same since, but this is a place he should be comfortable in.

It’s been a horrible season and we’re out of the playoffs, but on the bright side we won 16 of our last 21 games and most players who struggled earlier in the year stepped their game up by end.

This season is still an abject failure, but with Phil Jackson running the show, the future doesn’t have to be that way. Hopefully we can keep Melo, find a better head coach and replace Raymond Felton with the mid-level exception this summer. 

I don’t expect the Knicks to be a serious contender next season, but they are capable of 54 wins and we know this is a weak conference. Besides, the plan is to rebuild in 2015, so if things don’t work out, we aren’t tied to this roster for too much longer.

Knicks 109, Nets 98

Player of the Game: J.R. Smith (14 points,  7 rebounds and 3 assists)

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