That’s all she wrote ladies and gentlemen! The New York Knicks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat. The Knicks lost by 12 points with the final score being 106-94. Fans were taken on a roller coaster ride during the Knicks constant up and down experiences. Despite finishing the season with a 36-30 record, which placed the Knicks in the seventh seed of the playoffs, this season was not necessarily a successful one.
The team would constantly go through these loosing streaks which were derived from struggles within coaching and team chemistry. The coaching problem was taken care of once Mike D’Antoni was fired and replaced by interim coach, Mike Woodson. Tyson Chandler and rookie guard, Iman Shumpert were positive defensive additions for the Knicks. Unfortunately, the lack of team chemistry was never solved. Throughout the season, fans saw the difficulty of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony co-existing together. Last year Stoudemire was the main star on the Knicks.
At one point during last years season he had a streak of constant 30 point and over performances. Once Anthony was acquired to the team, he became the center of the offense, which made Stoudemire a second option offensively. The main question is if Stoudemire will be traded next season for a player who can possibly fit in with the offense revolving around Anthony. Once of the only hypes of this season came from the spectacular and surprising performance of the young point guard Jeremy Lin. Lin led the team to a seven game winning streak and livened up playoff hopes for Knicks fans.
Unfortunately, the Knicks post season was ended in game five, thanks to the Miami Heat. Fans, brace yourselves, because their may be many changes and moves within the team next year. On move may be the trading of Stoudemire and the other may be a new coach taking control of the Knicks.
THE PODCAST BELOW IS A REACTION TO THE NEW YORK KNICKS 2011-2012 SEASON AND POSSIBLE MOVES WITHIN THE TEAM FOR THE NEXT SEASON
INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK KNICKS FAN, MICHAEL KOHLIOS.
INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK KNICKS FAN, ERIC TSIOLAS.
INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK KNICKS FAN, STEVE PANAGIOULAKIS.