New York Knicks: Reasons to like a deeply flawed team
Jan 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

There’s plenty to be upset about when it comes to the New York Knicks. The season has been disappointing, but we tried to find the positive.

Even the most positive of supporters would have to admit that the 2016-17 season hasn’t been a success one for the New York Knicks. They moved to 14-10 after a win on Dec. 11, against the Los Angeles Lakers and the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

Kristaps Porzingis improved in the offseason, and thus the hype machine started to gear towards the playoffs. As it tends to happen all too often New York, it may have been too soon.

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Despite their encouraging win Monday night in Indiana, the Knicks have been victorious in just six of their last 22 games and slipped all the way to the eleventh seed.

Between Derrick Rose going AWOL and Carmelo Anthony‘s public feud with Phil Jackson, New York has turned into a soap opera like the one that used to star Isiah Thomas and Stephon Marbury.

It’s hard to imagine that things could get any worse for Jackson and his poorly assembled win-now roster and most of the basketball world is rightfully insistent on letting him know it. The Knicks are one of the worst teams in the league, but there’s still things to like this deeply flawed squad. We decided to look on the bright side of things. The future isn’t as bleak as you think.

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.