Defense Wins Championships Posted July 24, 2021 Share Posted July 24, 2021 Coach Tom Thibs turned us around from 21-45 to 41-31 and a 4th seed along with the NBAs #1 Defense that ended an 8 year playoff drought (during only year #1). Julius Randle became the 1st NBA player since Larry Bird's MVP season to average over 20 points/10 rebounds/5 assists/+.400% from 3 (he averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists with a 3PT% of .411% from 3). RJ Barrett is one of only eight players in NBA history to record more than 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists before turning 21 years old (Kobe Bryant. Kevin Garnett. Tracy McGrady. Carmelo Anthony. LeBron James. Luka Doncic. Kevin Durant. And now... R.J. Barrett). Immanuel Quickley was stolen as the SEC Player of the Year at pick #25 of the 1st round before draining 100+ made 3's along with a beautiful floater, an NBA All-Rookie selection and also a Team USA Select selection. Mitchell Robinson who's got freakish athleticism was deeply missed during our Atlanta series as the Defensive Anchor to Tom Thibs #1 ranked NBA Defense. And Obi Toppin a homegrown N.Y kid might've backed up an All-Star PF in Julius Randle but he's an exciting talent and the definition of a team player. His New York Knicks childhood dream came true on draft night. WE ARE THE NEW YORK KNICKS (and these are our 5 N.Y kids to continue building around because throughout the 1990's we went 10-0 @ making the playoffs and thus far we're 1-0 @ making the playoffs here in the 2020's). @Philc1 @14 in Green @Integrity28 @BROOKLYN JET @Icer @JustEndTheSuffering @Bronx @TuscanyTile2 @UntouchableCrew @RutgersJetFan @Dcat @greenwichjetfan @clayton163v @slimjasi @32EBoozer @nycdan @David Harris @SMC @CSNY @Jets0712 @TnT @playtowinthegame @BigRy56 @Beerfish @82nd Airborne @Wonderboy @Bless you....Thank you @HessStation @Sonny Werblin @EM31 @JetsFan1986 @JEsTer @Barkus @talisaynon @Vader @Mogglez @prime21 @Bungaman @Losmeister @Miss Lonelyhearts @Skeptable @ASH1962 @TheClashFan @The Voice of Reason @Matt39 The 2021 NBA draft is just a couple of days away (5 days away) on July 29th or 2021 (this Thursday). And we've got 4 picks (#19, #21, #32 and #58). Let's get this New York Knicks party started: 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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