Knox, Smith, and Ntiliklina have their individual strengths and weaknesses. The test for the rest of the year is to show they have what it takes to be part of the New York Knicks turn around. It’s up to each man to step up and prove his worth to the organization.
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The new management team wants to see what these young New York Knicks can really do. Players will receive every chance to succeed. Each one of them was a top-ten draft pick. In Smith’s case, he was a top-ten and NYK traded a unicorn for him. Somewhere along the line, each of the three must-have shown an indication that they could play at the NBA level to be drafted as high as they were.
Madison Square Garden will always be the Mecca. No matter if you hate or love, the venue is one of the greatest places on Earth to play. It’s time for newly appointed president Leon Rose to show what he can do to bring Knicks basketball back to where it should be. When a player like Moe Harkless can still say it’s his dream to play for New York, even with the current state of the team, it speaks volumes for what the Knicks can be.
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