Phil Jackson warns: Knicks might struggle early
Coming off a 17-65 season, the team president is being a bit more humble this year.
Jackson, via Charlie Rosen of ESPN
With Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Kyle O’Quinn, Kevin Seraphin, Derrick Williams, Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant, the Knicks have improved their roster.
And time to build chemistry should help New York. But that’s only a secondary concern.
More than time, the Knicks need better players. Jackson did OK after the biggest free agents spurned New York, but the playoffs remain unlikely (though possible).
It should at least encourage Knicks fans that Jackson continues to take a long-term view in both words and actions. It’s been a while since this team had such a coherent and reasonable vision.