The NY Knicks can’t quite get out of the doldrums.
It’s been a rough month of November for the New York Knicks, who have played up and down to their competition, with a particularly rough stretch of below-average basketball as of late.
It’s about to be gut-check time for New York, and their starting point guard, Kemba Walker, is preaching patience.
NY Knicks: Kemba Walker discusses the current state of the team
Kemba Walker hopped on JJ Reddick’s podcast, the Old Man and The Three, where he discussed everything from his time in Charlotte and Boston to growing up in New York and now playing for the NY Knicks.
At the time of recording the podcast, the Knicks had been fresh off a win against the Indiana Pacers and hadn’t lost to the Orlando Magic yet.
Reddick asked Walker where he thought his team (the Knicks) stood right now in terms of being a contender and making a playoff run.
Walker responded, saying,
"“As far as me and Evan, we just gotta find our nitche with the group. Things are still new to us, it’s stilla new starting five… We’re still trying to gel and we have been struggling and we know it. At the end of the day, you just got to find a way. Find a way to better at the start of games and in 2nd halves.It’s just going to take time, we just got to continue to build and learn each other. I don’t really like to get ahead of myself as far as the playoffs are concerned but anything can happen over the course of a season. We’re only getting better, every day, we’re going to continue to get better."
The veteran guard was poised in in responses and clearly indicates that the team is feeling the pressure and knows they can do better.
A lot of the team’s starters have struggled. Walker and other newcomer Evan Fournier have been wildly inconsistent.
It’s still early for this Knicks team and you can tell that they haven’t all settled in yet. Remember, it took the team until around January of last season to really begin to assert themselves as a legitimate playoff team.