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.