Someone hit the damn music! The fact that the Knicks are playing competitive basketball is so refreshing and the culture is changing and you can see it. I am not going to get ahead of myself I understand the Knicks are now 16-17 after beating the Kings 140-121 tonight. This is a fun team no denying that.
The Knicks are playing at such a high level this year compared to years in the past. Thibs is having this group of young players playing way above any expectations and he needs major credit. Julius Randle is the key leader of this team and RJ Barrett and the rest of the supporting cast is playing really well. They just need to get .500 they have not been able to get over that hump yet but just watching them this season you think this will happen soon!
You have to love this team, this Knicks team is a stretch three away from being a legitimate playoff threat. Seriously if they can get someone who can stretch the floor and take some heat off of guys like Randle and Barrett this team will be dangerous.
The bench play is coming together nicely as well as Knicks rookies Immanuel Quickly and Obi Toppin continue to play well. Quickly does not get his respect in ROY conversation and he currently right now is the steal of the draft and their is no debate in that he is a special talent and the Knicks are lucky enough to have him.
I am so damn happy that this Knicks team is competitive and they are least in the playoff conversation. The second half of the NBA schedule came out yesterday and it certainly does not look easy but this will be a good test for this young Knicks roster. I truly think they will at least make one more move ahead of the trade deadline the Rose trade has certainly paid off and I would expect the Knicks to look for a big man to help out Taj Gibson and Nerlens Noel in the absence of Mitchell Robinson. I also think the Knicks should be aggressive in the pursuit with getting a small forward (without giving up draft assets). I am excited for the rest of the season and I cannot tell you the last time I was really looking forward for the rest of the season!