The New York Knicks need a lot more than just a new team president and “re-brand.” Well, the team doesn’t need a “re-brand” at all. The Knicks are currently valued at 4.6 billion, the most expensive team in the league. The brand is doing just fine.
This season Knicks continue to be a roller-coaster. After a 4-game win steak, fans were thinking playoffs. Then after a miserable performance against the Wizards, the playoffs float away.
A new team president would help over a “re-brand.” Bringing in a new team president will give the Knicks the opportunity to start fresh and target new free-agents. Can Leon Rose be that guy once he takes over? That’s still up for debate but we hope.
When Rose takes over, the Knicks need to hope that he can bring in free-agents or players that can change the course of the franchise. The Knicks need players like Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.
Those two players were the only two that had the drive and determination to try and resurrect the New York Knicks. Most likely the Knicks will have to build through the draft. But, getting some free-agents, or through trades, would also help.
Players say that they want to come to New York because it’s the ‘Mecca’ of basketball, which it is. However, when players come fans will get excited but those players don’t have that ‘it’ factor. Stoudemire and Anthony had the ‘it’ factor. They changed the course of the Knicks for the better and while it was only a short time, they did.
If the Knicks want turn around their franchise they need players like those two. Yes, a team president will help get those players, but the players are the one’s who perform on the court. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were suppose to be the next two and look how that worked out.
The Knicks needs to find their next Stoudemire and Anthony, wherever and however that may be. Otherwise, it’s going to be another long decade.