As I sit here dreading the remainder of this Knicks’ season, I have to sit back and wonder who we are, where we’re from, and where we’re going. If we trade Melo and blow this whole thing up, our starting lineup heading into next year looks pretty rough…
This is who we’d have under contract for next season… Our center would presumably be Joakim Noah (since we signed him for 4 years and we’re paying him enough to start). Our power forward would be Porzingis (thank God). And then our three through one are NOT GREAT. Courtney Lee and Lance Thomas likely would be our wings and Ron Baker would be running the show. You could plug in Justin Holiday for Thomas maybe but whatever… NOT GREAT.
(**Keep in mind Rose is currently on a one-year deal as is Jennings, so next year both of them are gone… And in this hypothetical, we blew it up and Melo is gone**)
Jesus doesn’t that lineup seem rough?? But let’s not forget we have put forth some STELLAR lineups before… and sadly not too long ago.
Toward to end of 2014-15, we bought Amar’e out of his contract and Melo was hurt… We sucked, we had traded JR and Shump and our team was CLEARLY in tank mode. Here was our starting five:
Understandably, you may be asking who the flip are these people?! Well, (from left to right) Andrea Bargnani, Langston Galloway, Shane Larkin, Lance Thomas and Lou Amundson. Bench players, AT BEST, who the New York Knicks put out there as the five best players they had that particular day.
So every time you sit back thinking, “Oh my god, this team sucks. Why am I a Knicks fan?! We suck so bad and we can’t get worse” – well, we can… We can get a lot worse. We could be starting five guys we arguably shouldn’t be in the NBA.
You want more #tbt of how bad it could get? We could throw it back to the worst loss in Garden history when we lost to Dallas in 2010 128-78… FIFTY FUCKING POINTS!! Here was our starting five then:
That’s Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Chris Duhon, Jared Jeffries and David Lee. Yes, more serviceable NBA players, but I HATED Jared Jeffries… I mean FUCK the guy was championed for taking charges – soft as shit!! GOD I HATED HIM!!!! And I never gave David Lee too much respect just because he put up stats on a garbage team. And Chris Duhon? Jesus…
So there we are folks. Things might be bad now, but they can certainly get worse. They’ve been worse.
Keep your heads up, stay woke and keep believing. The frozen envelope is just around the corner.
It Can Always Be Worse,