3 Knicks Playing Their Final Postseason in New York

The NBA Playoffs are right around the corner. Teams will be locked in but there's a good chance that these players are playing their last season in New York.
Mar 10, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) controls the ball
Mar 10, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) controls the ball / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Alec Burks, SG

Guard Alec Burks came over to New York on Feb. 8 in a package deal from the Detroit Pistons. Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic were sent to the Knicks in exchange for Evan Fournier, Quentin Grimes, Malachi Flynn, and Ryan Arcidiacono.

He was brought in to be a nice veteran scoring threat off the bench but that never materialized. Burks has fallen out of the rotation and has been glued to the bench as we approach the postseason.

In 22 games with the Knicks, the Colorado product averaged 6.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.6 minutes of action.

Since the trade, Burks has been the least efficient player with at least 100 shot attempts. He shooting 30.8% from the field with the Knicks while Detroit rookie Marcus Sasser is No. 2, shooting 31.8 percent from the floor.

He also has a minus 12.2 net rating with New York.

3. Mamadi Diakite, PF

Mamadi Diakite recently signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks to help bolster the frontcourt. Mitchell Robinson was returning from injury and New York wanted another body to have on the bench.

Diakite stands at 6'9 and provides the team with a steady paint defender but doesn't give much offensively.

The Virginia product is averaging 2 points and 0.7 rebounds in the 2023-24 season. I can certainly see the Knicks letting go of Diakite at the end of the year and looking to upgrade the backup big spot, especially with Robinson and Julius Randle missing an extended period of time this season.

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