New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Five Bold Predictions

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Career-Highs All Around

Mar 10, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early (17) dribbles the ball during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 87-82. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks season at this point is about evaluating the talent on the current roster to see if there are any players worth holding onto for next season and the future as pieces to succeed. Three of the players squarely on that bubble are Larkin, Galloway and Early.

The trio will be 23, 24 and 24 years old when the 2015-16 season starts, and could offer the Knicks some young, cheaper talent to have on the bench. They will have to show their worth playing well on the court to finish out this season, and against the Nets they will do exactly that.

All three of Larkin, Galloway and Early will score career-highs. This will be the first time all three will appear together in a game against the Nets, and they will all assuredly be pumped up to play in a rivalry game in front of the home crowd. Things have not always been easy for the youngsters this season, as they experienced their ups and downs like any young player does, but against the Nets they will all collectively experience an up.

Off the bench, the Nets have no to match up to Early athletically, so if he can get into the paint or in the open court he could cause some damage. Galloway has had a penchant for showing up in big games and moments thus far in his short NBA career, and a game against the Nets is as big as they will be for the Knicks the remainder of the season. Larkin will be going up against Deron WIlliams and Jarrett Jack most of the night. Neither strike fear into opponents defensively, so if he shows some aggression he will build confidence and score some baskets.

Wednesday night will be one to remember for the trio of Larkin, Galloway and Early.

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