Tuesday , Feb , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

James Dolan is Done with Isiah Thomas

Knicks legend Earl Monroe was critical of Isiah Thomas yesterday, questioning why the Knicks coach/president changed the identity of last season’s team. Monroe also wondered if the Knicks’ roster is hopeless, feeling they needed to make a couple of trades. The trade deadline passed Thursday with Thomas standing pat. ‘This season they’ve exhausted all their options with this group,’ Monroe told The Post. ‘I still think they got a tremendous amount of talent on this team. It’s really baffling to me the team’s not performing the way I thought they would perform.’

‘They had established Eddy Curry last year as a player, they come in this year and go away from it,’ Monroe said. ‘It doesn’t make much sense. He’s lost a lot of his confidence and that’s why they’re going away from him now. But I’m not making those type of decisions. They had the makings of a real good team going into the season.’ The frustration is reaching the breaking point, with squabbles on the bench happening all too frequently. Quentin Richardson went on a tirade late in Sunday’s 115-92 loss at Toronto, screaming at his teammates during a timeout. Click here for more from the New York Post.