The New York Knicks are off to a rough start this season. They’re nursing a feeble 12-16 record. They appear to be a lost team, searching for an identity.
After a tough 105-96 loss to the powerhouse Golden State Warriors on December 14, Derrick Rose expressed his frustration. The Knicks continue to lose with regularity. Rose says it’s frustrating that the team can’t put their finger on the problem, according to The Athletic.
“I really don’t know. I can’t put a finger on it. If I could, sh*t, I’ll be screaming it. But I really can’t put a finger on it. Numbers don’t lie. It’s all in the numbers. However you want to break it down, we’ve just got to figure things out.”
New York is currently on a four-game losing streak. They’re in the bottom quarter of the Eastern Conference in terms of wins and losses. After a successful season last year, the Knicks can feel this one slipping away.
The Knicks guard contributed 15 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds in the losing effort against Golden State. To add insult to injury, Steph Curry broke the career NBA record for 3-pointers during the game. Something has to give for the blue and orange.
Derrick Rose and the Knicks travel to Houston tomorrow night. The 9-18 Rockets may be just what the doctor ordered for New York. They’re one of the few NBA teams having a tougher time than the Knicks right now.
What do you think is causing the Knicks’ slump? Share your thoughts in the comments!