The New York Knicks will have a new look this season, both on the sidelines and on the court as they’ve had a roster revamp and hired Derek Fisher to take over coaching duties.
Returning to the lineup will be All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony who seems to believe things are finally going in the correct direction for the New York Knicks as he expressed some optimism regarding their offseason moves.
The Knicks, of course, will have a decidedly new look. Among the departed are Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton and Jeremy Tyler. New faces include Samuel Dalembert, Jose Calderon, Travis Outlaw, Quincy Acy, Jason Smith, Shane Larkin and Cleanthony Early.
Of the moves, Carmelo Anthony said, “I’m cool, I’m happy, but I don’t really want to get into details about that.”
Of course, what is Carmelo Anthony to say? Fresh off signing a massive extension, would he really rock the boat and suggest he wasn’t a fan of the moves? The fact that he didn’t appear willing to discuss it in detail may suggest he’s simply just trying to say the ‘right’ thing.
In fairness to Melo, it’s not as if the New York Knicks had an impressive offseason in regards to bringing in talent, though he’s understandably aware that re-building a roster is a multi-year process and he’s going to have to deal with a few bumps in the road before the Knicks find themselves in contention.
They’ll have every opportunity to make some additional moves to expedite that process thanks to some of their large expiring contracts.