The Bulls are the 5th worst shooting team in the NBA this year, but you wouldn’t know it based on the pitiful defense the Knicks displayed in their first game back after the All Star break. Derrick Rose started the game 5-5 and finished with 29 points and 6 assists. David Lee was once again the only strong point for the Knicks as he led the way with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists.

In the first game after the All Star break you would expect the Knicks to be playing with some fire. They had 5 days off and should have been rested and ready to play. Derrick Rose and the Bulls dictated everything that happened tonight and the Knicks never played with a sense of urgency.

It’s games like these where you realize that the Knicks are no better than teams like Philadelphia and Washington even with a talented player like David Lee on the roster. New York is now a season worse 14 games below .500 and the countdown to Free Agency has begun. Hopefully the Knicks make a move for Tracy McGrady and clear more salary for the shopping spree that is hopefully going to occur this upcoming summer.