What Phil Jackson should be doing to save the New York Knicks
Oct 16, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson yawns watching the Knicks play the Boston Celtics during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

What, exactly, is Phil Jackson doing to save the New York Knicks season? Well, here are a few ideas of what he could do.

The sky is falling for the New York Knicks as the losses are piling up and they continue to move towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

A losing mentality appears to have permeated through the Knicks locker room. This is seen late in the games when they are pressing, they self-destruct and it happens time and time again.

They don’t have the guys that make winning plays. And with the constant losing, there has been nothing but finger pointing.

Through all the madness, one can’t help but think, what in the world is Phil Jackson doing in order the save the New York Knicks?

This team is unraveling and Jackson has done nothing to attempt to turn it around.

The only thing Jackson has done recently is create drama with Carmelo Anthony. With the Knicks crumbling, it is like Jackson is sitting back watching it all happen and not working to fix the problem.

It is clear this team has the offensive firepower. They have guys that can put the ball in the hoop. But the problem is they don’t have anybody willing to play defense.

You would think Jackson would be aware of this issue, which would force him to look to make a trade or sign a few players with a defensive mindset.

A guy like Lance Stephenson is available. Yes, he brings a lot of baggage to the table, which is the last thing the Knicks need. But he is a pest defensively and adds rebounding, scoring and assist to the stat sheet.

Let’s be real, a guy like Sasha Vujacic is a waste of roster space. Stephenson would add more to the team.

Trading for a guy like P.J. Tucker would be a nice addition. Tucker is a physical defender who can shoot the three ball.

Right now the word to describe the New York Knicks is soft. They are soft both mentally and physically. As a result, the Knicks can’t turn around their losing ways.

Jackson needs to do his job and find the guys that can fill the Knicks biggest weakness. As bad as the Knicks have been, it’s not too late to turn it around.

But he needs to remain out of the headlines for stupidity, and get to work making moves or deals to save the Knicks before it is too late.

Originally from Long Island, Matt grew up as a die heart Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers fan. Matt moved to South Carolina when he was 13, but this did not stop him from watching his favorite teams. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Other than a contributor for Elite Sports NY, Matt was a former writer for Skyscrapersports and currently is a writer and co-host for The Assist Podcast. He is also a sports reporter for Greer Today.