The New York Knicks are currently 15-63, meaning they only have four more games to secure the worst record in the NBA and the best chance at the #1 pick in the NBA Draft. Speaking of the number 63, that’s something head coach Derek Fisher thinks is an achievable win total. No, not five years down the line. Next year. You know, if they feel like it.
The Knicks’ head coach said Thursday that the Knicks “will turn around quickly.” When asked about potentially duplicating a dramatic 23-game turnaround like the Milwaukee Bucks (38-40) have done this season, Fisher said the Knicks are capable of something much more stunning.
“I guess that’s possible, but we are not here trying to squeeze in, we are not here trying to go from 15 to 36,” said Fisher, whose Knicks currently have 15 wins. “That’s just not who we are. So it can turn around quickly. It will turn around quickly.
“But we don’t really have to put a number on it,” Fisher continued. “We are 6-21 in games [decided] by six points or less this year. So we lost 21 games on two possessions. So we don’t have go from 15 to 36 next year. We can go from 15 to 63 if we really want to. But that is up to us.“
Well, “Us” and the 29 other teams that are better than the Knicks.
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