The New York Knicks are in a hurry and although that’s expected for a relatively young trying to morph itself into a contender, they must be patient. It’s January. The NBA‘s season is a long one and it’s only halfway over. The Knicks still have 43 games left to play and that will seem like 143 if they don’t cool their jets.
New York was the league’s hottest team through the first quarter of the season when they literally looked unbeatable. The Knicks actually seemed like a better team without injured starters Amar’e Stoudemire and Ian Shumpert. Then both players returned and New York came back down to Earth. Now the Knicks are trying to find their rhythm while working through the transition of Stoudemire and Shumpert’s return.
The main thin New York basketball fans have to remember is this is only January and the Knicks have plenty of time to find their rhythm. In fact, the remaining length of the season is perfect for them because it gives them more than enough of an opportunity to have their rotations down before the playoffs begin.
Everyone knows New York professional sports teams are under more pressure to win than any other city in America and the Knicks are doing just that and will continue to do more of it after they’re allowed to gel once again. Be patient, Knicks fans–you’ll be ready by playoff time.