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Despite the fact that new team president Phil Jackson is running the show this season, the Knicks still look like a complete mess right now. They're just 4-19. They've lost nine consecutive games. And according to an ESPN New York report written by Chris Broussard, Knicks players are losing faith in the effectiveness of the triangle offense and the system that Jackson and first-year head coach Derek Fisher are trying to implement.
It also sounds like tempers are starting to flair in the Big Apple. Because according to Broussard's report, Carmelo Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr. almost got into a fistfight last Tuesday night. It seems Hardaway Jr. yelled "Get the rebound!" in Carmelo's direction towards the end of the Knicks' December 2 game against the Nets. Carmelo then responded by cursing at Hardaway Jr. and telling him that he was going to fight him after the game in the Knicks' locker room. And while they didn't end up getting into it, the alleged incident does shine a light on just how bad things are within the Knicks organization at the moment.
"Nobody's taken a swing at anybody," a source told Broussard, "but there's a lot of arguing and cursing each other out after games."
Yikes. You can read Broussard's entire report here. Expect things to get worse—possibly much worse—in New York before they get any better.
[via ESPN New York]
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