Fisher thinks the Knicks can make a huge leap in the win column next season, if they want to.
Derek Fisher’s first season as an NBA head coach as been disastrous, and yet, he’s still preaching positivity.
As the NBA regular season is coming to a close, Fisher’s Knicks have 15 wins on a season of depleting, potential tanking, and an unhealthy Carmelo Anthony. In light of possibly the franchise’s worst season, Fisher had this to say, via NBA on ESPN:
Derek Fisher says the Knicks will “quickly turn things around”… pic.twitter.com/MgtHWyBHQx
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 10, 2015
It can’t possibly be as simple as Fisher makes it seem, but he also understands that the Knicks are in a favorable position in terms of the draft and their salary cap. This summer has implications for building the future.
Still, the kind of turnaround Fisher is talking about, in terms of having a 60+ win team next season, would require not just one but several significant free agent signings along with a home run lottery pick in the NBA Draft. But even then, Fisher’s prophecy would likely turn out to be overzealous. You’d still have to consider chemistry factors, Carmelo Anthony factors, and so on.
The only way Fisher’s Knicks are a 63-win team next season is if an impending super team is somehow on the horizon. These things don’t just happen from being positive.