Knicks got a much needed win
The New York Knicks started off slow against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, but were able to take control in the third quarter and come away with a 115-96 win over their cross-town rivals.
Here are some takeaways from the game:
Mitchell Robinson is beyond impressive
Rookie second round pick Mitchell Robinson once again got the start at center and had a very good game as he scored 11 points on 100 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed three rebounds in 15 minutes of play.
Robinson is scary good due to the fact that he’s not only big, standing over seven feet tall, but he’s a freak and an exceptional athlete.
It looks like the work Robinson put in with Rasheed Wallace this past weekend has paid off.
Frank Ntilikina should keep starting point guard job
I really like Trey Burke and thought he should be the Knicks’ starting point guard. But after watching Ntilikina start the past two games, I’m now convinced that the second-year player from France should be their starter.
Ntilikina is not only scoring points, but he’s also doing a great job of running the offense while of course also playing great defense.
Ntilikina scored 16 points while adding five rebounds and four assists against the Nets. His aggressive on offense was very refreshing to see against Brooklyn.
What’s even better is that during his 32 minutes on the floor, Ntilikina didn’t turn the ball over once.
Damyean Dotson is here to stay
The Knicks will have a problem when rookie Kevin Knox comes back from his ankle injury because of how well second-year guard/forward Damyean Dotson has been playing.
Head coach David Fizdale has to figure out how to distribute the minutes because Dotson deserves to play. after scoring double digits in each of the past five games.
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