Knicks have started with a disappointing 1-3 record.
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has apologised to the team’s fans after their disappointing start to the new season.
Coach Mike Woodson has now overseen three consecutive losses ahead of their trip to Charlotte to face the Bobcats after their home defeat to the same opposition on Tuesday.
The franchise was also dealt a blow with the news that defensive anchor Tyson Chandler fractured his fibula and will be sidelined for four to six weeks.
Nevertheless, Felton is confident that they can turn things around quickly, but understands the frustration after the failure to meet pre-season expectations.
“The fans are not here in the locker room with us,” he said, according to ESPN. “They are not inside (knowing) what’s going on with this team. All I can say to the fans is we do apologize. I am speaking on behalf of myself and my team-mates. We do apologize for the way we have been playing.
“We are not playing Knicks basketball right now,” Felton continued. “We understand that. We are going to play harder, we are going to play better. It’s early on in the season. Just be patient with us.”
Felton pointed toward the fact that the team is still getting accustomed to the new players on the roster, and stressed the importance of the supporters having faith in them to turn things around.
Coach Woodson was also forced to speak about his job security earlier this week, and insisted that he isn’t looking over his shoulder and is confident that they can improve quickly.
With J.R. Smith set to return from his suspension, Felton believes that the Knicks have enough leadership in the team without Chandler, and they will look to get back to winning ways against Charlotte on Friday.