Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson and James Dolan should all do us a favor and leave the New York Knicks organization.
If you’re an athlete, you want to win and be on a winning team. This is the obvious sentiment revolving around any real professional athlete.
It’s no secret that the New York Knicks aren’t a winning team and, therefore, the heavy-hitters of the Knicks organization should pack their bags and head out of the Big Apple.
One person that should leave the Knicks is Kristaps Porzingis, despite his overwhelming popularity.
Porzingis is the face of the franchise and the team’s most valuable asset. He has said that he wants to stay with the Knicks because he loves New York. I know you love New York Kristaps, I mean who doesn’t love New York, but why would u want to stay with the Knicks? The Knicks are one of the worst organizations in the NBA and by staying, you’d be throwing your chances at winning a championship away. Why throw your career away for a team that isn’t any good?
Many teams have reportedly contacted the Knicks about possibly acquiring the Latvian native after he skipped out of his exit meetings with the team. The Knicks phenom hasn’t been happy with the team’s dysfunction and wants the team to create an environment that is conducive to player development and winning, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
“Kris wants to stay in New York; he feels at home there. There is no question about it. The only thing he wants is for the Knicks to create an environment where he can develop and grow as a player and win,” Janis Prozingis told ESPN. “If he were traded, he would play out his contract and head into free agency, where he can choose his own destiny.”
But why wait for the Knicks to create a winning environment? The Knicks aren’t very good at winning and he’d obviously have a better chance of winning games and championships with another team.
Carmelo Anthony is another person who should leave the Knicks.
Just like Porzingis, Melo has said that he wants to stay in New York. However, team president Phil Jackson clearly doesn’t want Melo back and believes that Melo would have success with another team. Jackson reiterated at the NBA draft combine that he doesn’t want Anthony.
“He has a no trade contract. I think I expressed what I felt. I can’t express it any better. I thought it was well-said, even though a lot of you didn’t feel quite that way. But we’d like him to have success, the opportunity is narrowing. We’d just like him to have success somewhere. We’re not going to be there. Hopefully, we’ll be maybe a playoff team next year. It would be tough to consider us a possible champion,” Jackson said, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN.
Even NBA executives think that the Zen-Master is hurting Anthony’s trade value.
“Phil made a statement basically that Carmelo’s a losing type of player. Well, if he’s a loser for the Knicks, he’s going to be a winner someplace else? That obviously didn’t help,” one executive told Fred Kerber of the New York Post.
Melo, listen, buddy, it’s time to start looking at who you can be traded to because the Knicks don’t want you.
Speaking of not wanting somebody, Knicks president Phil Jackson is another person that should go, as many fans would agree. When Phil was thinking about coming to New York, everyone was excited. ESPN’s Adnan Virk even executed a commentary saying that Jackson shouldn’t come to New York.
Phil, you should have listened to Adnan. During your tenure as team president, the Knicks are 80-166 and literally miss the playoffs every season. The Zen-Master recently said that the Knicks are good at what they do. He was obviously talking about the draft because the Knicks aren’t good at winning games. Nothing the Zen-Master has done has helped and I don’t think that Jackson will be able to turn things around for the Knicks and make them a winning organization.
Even though we know it won’t happen, James Dolan, the Knicks owner, should also go. He is the worst owner in the NBA, period. As everybody knows, Dolan had an altercation with Charles Oakley and had Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden. He has even had altercations with fans and blamed those on alcohol. It seems that Dolan doesn’t care about turning things around for the Knick and doesn’t want to make his team better. He would rather find himself in altercations with fans than improving his team, so he needs to go too.
The bottom line is this: even though we understand most of these guys will be back next season, all four should get out of dodge immediately.