Things are not looking so bright right now for the New York Knicks. Yes, I know that this is just the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season, but the Knicks are off to an slow start and now it’s just getting ugly. The New York Knicks have a record of 1-3, with their only win coming in the season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks. Ever since then, they are on a three game losing streak falling to the Chicago Bulls, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Charlotte Bobcats.
Just when you think, the slow start is already bad for the Knicks who had high hope of winning the NBA championship this reason; Knicks All Star center Tyson Chandler is out 4-6 weeks breaking a bone in his leg in the loss against the Charlotte Bobcats. Losing Chandler is a big blow to the Knicks, because Chandler is the second most important player on the Knicks roster of course behind NBA Star Carmelo Anthony. Not having Chandler in the lineup for about a month is going to hurt the Knick chances of being in top of the Eastern Conference. The Knicks is truly going to miss having Chandler because he is the heart of the Knicks’ defense, and without the former NBA defensive player of the year, the Knicks just lost their best defender, their interior defense, and mainly their defense as a whole.
Now the question is who is going to step up for the Knicks with Chandler going down with the injury. The Knicks are already having issue with depth of their big man because they have former All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin. Not having a strong front court will only make this hard for the Knicks, and we all know that Carmelo Anthony cannot do it all by himself. But hopefully the acquisition of Andrea Bargnani and Metta World Peace would be a good pick up for the Knicks. The Knicks next game is November 8, against the Charlotte Bobcats hopefully they can get revenge. On the bright side of this they have JR Smith coming back after coming of his suspension. But if the Knicks do not do well, this season would be Mike Woodson’s last season as Knicks’ head coach. More importantly, is this the last season we will see Carmelo Anthony wearing that New York Knicks uniform?