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Knicks Fall as Porzingis Rises

Two games into the NBA season and the Knicks have yet to find a win. Falling short to the Thunder on Thursday, New York picked up another loss on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons. While it was only a four point deficit this time around, the Knicks had a lot more players get involved on the offensive end. Simultaneously, the team kept their turnovers down and even led the Pistons at various points throughout the game. While it may be too early for fans to start to worry about the franchise, they can look forward to a future with Kristaps Porzingis as the face of the team.

After putting up 31 points against the Thunder, Porzingis outdid himself by scoring 33 against the Pistons. His rebounds dropped some, going from 10 in the first game to five in the second game, but overall he was consistent. In Porzingis’ third year in the league he is proving that he can take over the Knicks’ scoring load in a “Post Melo” world. The absence of Carmelo Anthony may will more than likely allow Porzingis to have his best year yet. His team, on the other hand, will definitely have to step up if they want to win as well.

Aside from Porzingis, not many other players on the team have shown an abundance of promise just yet. Enes Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn, however, are trying hard to prove themselves as valuable assets to the team. Frank Ntilikina sat out Saturday’s game and barely played in Thursday’s, making it hard to measure his ceiling. Tim Hardaway Jr., on the other hand, added 14 this time around. While not bad effort, the team will need to keep growing along with Porzingis if they want to win. Looking to improve their record early on, the Knicks will need to watch some film before they head to Boston on Tuesday to face the Celtics.

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Andre is the New York Knicks Lead Writer for
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