Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN analyst and ex-Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said on a conference call that New York has an opportunity to show growth and chase a playoff spot in the East but adds 'they're just not a talented team.' "I think David Fizdale's very good, and if he has a good roster, they will have a good team. If he has a mediocre roster, they will have a mediocre team. So I don't look at it as like changing coaches is the most important part to improvement. I think who picks the players is absolutely critical to your success or lack of success. And they have had some spotty things go on in the last three, four years, whatever it is, as far as picking players, both in the draft and free (agency). So right now I don't think you can expect them to have a quick fix. (Kristaps) Porzingis's health and improvement, it's not just his health, he's got to get better to be a best player on a really good team. And then they have to supplement their talent. When you look on the floor right now even if they had Porzingis, (rookie Kevin) Knox has got a chance, but like you look at their team, they're just not a talented team. Now I like (Enes) Kanter, I think he was a tremendous trade (acquisition), I'm interested to see if they can sign him or will sign him. But I think he's a very good player, but their back court needs some shoring up."