A year ago today the new Knicks coach said the Knicks are a win-now team. So they shipped off three healthy players in a trade for two players with too many miles on their legs. A replay of the disastrous win-now strategy of the Nets, which now have them in solid rebuilding mode. Win-now is a shitty strategy, esp for the Knicks. Never has a team needed more to see itself as a work in progress. The thing the win-now proponents don’t understand is that fans like teams with long-term strategies. They might bitch and moan about not winning or contending for a title, but a team with hope draws fan interest. A foolish team that makes shitty short-term bets? Well there are always other sports to watch. ⚾️
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