After a very promising start the wheels seem to be coming off a little bit for the New York Knicks. Whilst the drop in form isn't considered critical yet, there are some signs that are concerning. Injuries and lack of discipline seem to be costing the Knicks, the two things people were fearful of before the season began.
It's well documented that this is the oldest team in the NBA. With that comes the inevitable questions of whether a team compiled of mostly thirty-somethings can sustain an 82 game season without some injury problems along the way. It started off reasonably well, the experience of the older statesmen in the Knicks team were providing a calming influence. In particular Jason Kidd, who has allowed Carmelo Anthony to flourish by providing the team with leadership and taking some of the responsibility off Anthony. Rasheed Wallace also provided the Knicks with a valuable contribution off the bench, especially when you consider he's been out of the game for so long. He's provided good rebounding and 3 point shooting off the bench, along with solid defence we've come to expect from Sheed.