New York Knicks: Five greatest areas of concern post-November
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) and New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) celebrate during the second half at the United Center. The Knicks won 117-104. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are just a .500 team after the first full month of the season. There’s plenty of areas to be concerned.

There’s always drama surrounding the New York Knicks. A big difference this season is that the drama is coming from things happening on the court.

The Knicks are 9-9 (.500) after the month of November. Kristaps Porzingis took a giant leap forward in the offseason, and the Knicks should be excited about their future.

As far as 2016-17 goes, there are plenty of areas to be concerned. They spent a lot of money this summer to contend and right now they’re just in the eight seed.

After President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson proclaimed this year’s team a win-now squad, the expectations for success were immediately raised.

Carmelo Anthony wanted help on offense and Jackson, in turn, gave him the most talented roster he’s had during his time in New York.

Nearly a quarter of a season is in the books and so much hangs in the balance for this team that they need to improve sooner rather than later.

These are five areas the Knicks should be concerned about.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.