The regular season is here
The NBA regular season is only days away from starting.
The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets faced off on Friday night for a final preseason game and the Nets came out on top by a score of 113-107.
The Nets were in control of the the game all night, but with it being a preseason game the only thing that matters is the fact that this young Knicks team was able to get more time under their belts as a unit.
Knox’s struggles continue
Rookie forward Kevin Knox had a rough game with three points on one of six shooting. He also added two rebounds and turned the ball over twice.
Knox looked good at the beginning of the preseason but has cooled off over the past three preseason games.
All the Knicks and head coach David Fizdale can hope for is that Knox improves as the season goes on. It’s certainly going to be a rollercoaster ride for the rookie.
Mudiay won’t be starting
Let’s be honest, Emmanuel Mudiay was not the Knicks’ top point guard this preseason and that’s probably why he only played eight minutes against the Nets.
If I had to pick the Knicks best point guard it would be Trey Burke, but not by a lot over Frank Ntilikina.
Trier needs time in G League
Like Knox, Allonzo Trier has cooled down after a couple of impressive preseason games. He scored eight points on 22.2 percent shooting.
With Trier on a two-way contract, the best move is to have him to play some games in the G League for Westchester.
Dotson finished strong
One player that needs to be praised is second-year guard Damyean Dotson, who scored seven points on 75 percent shooting.
If Tim Hardaway Jr. has to miss any time with his sprained wrist, Dotson should get the starting at shooting guard.