Knicks' Iman Shumpert tries to control the ball. (REUTERS)
As the Knicks and pains continue to mount, as the doubters grow with every missed opportunity, the gang from Gotham no longer appear to be a serious threat in the post-season.
In fact, the New York Knicks have now become a foe any playoff team would want to meet in the playoffs because a place in the second round is all but a certainty.
While there’s still time for New York to regain its swagger, no amount of time can heal the many wounds, both mental and physical, that have plagued this unit.
The year began with the Knicks jumping out to six straight wins, sharing the basketball and draining threes that threatened the NBA’s all-time single-season record.
At one point, the Knicks were in the same elite class as Miami, sporting a 24-13 record and looking as though New York would legitimately go on a deep post-season run, which hasn’t been seen in years in the Big Apple.