Derek Fisher says having Carmelo Anthony may force the Knicks to take a short-term approach to rebuilding


Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: faced with the prospect of a rebuild, the Knicks are apparently thinking about taking a short-term approach rather than a long-term one. Head coach Derek Fisher said on Sunday that the presence of 30-year-old Carmelo Anthony may change their window of trying to contend.

It’s understandable to not want to waste the tail end of Anthony’s prime, but it’s also a wrongheaded approach for a variety of reasons.

First of all, there’s no short-term rebuild strategy that’s going to make them title contenders. The Knicks will have a glut of cap space this summer, but all signs point to a repeat of their 2010 offseason, when they cleared away a ton of…

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