Biggest Early-Season Storylines for New York Knicks

December 17th, 2015 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »

Certainly the most salacious story to enter the New York Knicks news cycle was the preseason altercation between head coach Derek Fisher and former teammate, Memphis Grizzlies' forward Matt Barnes. More importantly (to Knicks observers), the perimeter defense is shockingly good, the fourth-quarter collapses are painfully frequent and the rotations are rather unpredictable.  

Yet, all the biggest storylines revolve around the team's two stars: veteran Carmelo Anthony and 7'3" rookie wunderkind Kristaps Porzingis. 

Some sensible, level-headed Knicks followers like myself, who've looked at Carmelo Anthony's defensive efforts over the years and occasionally wondered if he's worth the money, are now backsliding into Carmelo Anthony fandom with wide-eyed confusion. 

As for Porzingis, most fans hated him on draft night. (It wasn't anything personal; it was just on principle.) Yet, in record time, he's become New York's sweetheart.  


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