The Nets have the league’s highest payroll, while the Knicks rank second.
The combined exorbitant payroll has produced a deflating 18-38 record and proven any championship aspirations were merely a pipe dream.
Ironically, speaking of the pipe, J.R. Smith was the first Knick to panic back when the team was only 3-8 at the time. Now, it appears Smith’s anxiety was warranted.
Thanks to injuries, a lack of chemistry and a subsequent lack of identity, the outlook for both teams is bleak for the rest of this season and the following season, too.
Therefore, it’s time for both organizations to make a critical decision – it’s time to begin rebuilding each roster.