Channing Frye won't be able to carry the Knicks every night. He mustered twelve points against the Heat Monday, but the Knicks still lost 107-94. The game wasn't that close, and the Knicks seemed overmatched by a Miami team that has not played well of late. (Yes, Toronto beat them last week.) With Shaquille O'Neal still sidelined for Miami, the Knicks could have put up a better showing.
Nate Robinson added 16 points, and Stephon Marbury led the Knicks with 19. Eddy Curry's durability has been a problem, which is not a surprise, but his return needs to be as a stronger player inside, not as someone who shies away from rebounds. Quentin Richardson has not starred in Larry Brown's system, and the Jerome James signing continues to be a huge waste of money. People have speculated surrounding how long this team stays together, and with efforts like this one against Miami, it won't be long. Unfortunately for Isiah Thomas, the teams lining up to take players from the Knicks are few. Larry Brown is right to openly complain about this roster. Whether Thomas can do something about it remains to be seen.