New York Knicks: Five narratives that have defined 2019-20 so far

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1. More changes are probably ahead

Change the coaching staff;

Shuffle the roster;

Hope superstars want to sign;


Welcome to the story of the New York Knicks for however many years at this point. They have sought quick changes to alter their immediate fortunes, whether from splurging in the infamous 2016 free-agent class, trading for Derrick Rose, or cycling through coaches.

Just 10 games into the season, Fizdale’s seat was scorching hot when Steve Mills and Scott Perry took to the post-game podium for a surprise presser. They addressed how important the next 10 games were for the franchise’s success, even after patience was continuously pitched in 2018-19. I guess that only lasted for those 82 games.

Fizdale could be out, sure, but so may most of this roster, given how the front office created the contacts for six of those seven free-agent signings and Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier’s impending restricted free agency. That leaves up to eight departures via the open market alone.

Even sooner, though, the Knicks can move players signed in free agency after Dec. 15. They are miles from the playoff picture and a daunting schedule ahead will maintain that. Selling makes sense to garner the assets that could have arrived five months ago. It may be too late to make that happen now, but trying to move someone like Morris can provide a draft pick.

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Either way, this Knicks team is not for the long term as with previous ones. Changes are, again, ahead, whether they happen after Dec. 15, at the trade deadline or in the offseason.