Over the past 20 seasons, the Knicks have won only nine playoff games. Even the lower Charlotte Hornets have more victories during this time (13). To put this in perspective, the San Antonio Spurs have won 150 postseason games in the last 20 seasons.
This is just one of many statistics showing Knicks’ incompetence in the James Dolan era. After they reached the NBA final in 1994 and 1999, the Knicks fell apart. In 2012, New York won its first postseason game since 2001. They won their only postseason series in 20 seasons in 2013, but haven’t made it into the playoffs since.
They have never been able to rebuild young players who are developing them, but are trying to do so now. R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina and Kevin Knox are all under the age of 23. The Knicks have too seven picks for the first round In the next four years, it can get light despite the miserable route at the end of the tunnel. Now it’s up to the front desk to prove that they can draw well and develop the team’s young players to finally reverse the franchise.