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Knicks ‘not happy where they are’ after 21-point loss vs. Cavs

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New York Knicks president Steve Mills expressed his disappointment in the team’s 21-point blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, noting that they haven’t played up to their potential.

Mills is still confident in the plan he laid out with general manager Scott Perry, but he admits that the team needs to be competitive and start producing wins,

“We aren’t happy where we are. This is not where we expected to be…(Jim Dolan) still believes in the plan that we put together,” Perry said during his impromptu presser that followed their embarrassing loss to the Cavs.

Their statement comes in after the Knicks’ 108-87 loss to the Cavs on Sunday. They are now 2-8 in the season — a year when fans and critics expect the Knicks to vastly improve.

They have been beefing up their roster over the past few years. Though they lost Kristaps Porzingis over the summer, they did acquire Julius Randle, a forward capable of becoming an elite player in the league.

The play of young guns Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. were expected to give the team that much-needed lift. And who could forget their prized rookie RJ Barrett, who some believe is the best player in the 2019 NBA Draft class?

These talented crop of young players have been under the guidance of David Fizdale, a coach who has gained the respect and admiration of his peers. But so far, the hype has surrounded the team hasn’t come to fruition.

Yes, they are probably one of the most talented teams in the league — at least on paper. But they may need to reevaluate their game plan soon before everything gets completely out of hand.