From the bottom half to upper echelon teams, every franchise will make efforts to hopefully be the last team standing in June. The Knicks, too, have issues that are impeding them from making deep playoff runs and the front office must tackle these problems in the off-season.
The Knicks were ousted out of the 2011 NBA Playoffs by the Boston Celtics, and the MSG crowd was shocked by the series sweep. After the Celtics walked off the court victorious, the whole world saw the Knicks' weaknesses and the areas in which they lacked strength.
Do the Knicks need a new coach? Can Amar'e and Carmelo work together? Can they really win that that sub-par bench?
The questions and problems beleaguered, and the Knicks needed to make major changes in order to silence the critics.
The front office already began the off-season with a bang by firing Donnie Walsh, so the pressure is all thrown on James Dolan and the front office to produce a title team. New York City and Knicks fans have been dying for a perennial playoff squad, but making the second round isn't enough, this team must bring home the Larry O'Brien trophy.