Early-Season Report Cards for New York Knicks’ Key Prospects

December 24th, 2015 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »
Over the past three seasons, the New York Knicks have transformed from a crusty bunch of old guys to a feckless gang of amateurs to finally, a proper mix of veterans and young bloods. Five men 24 and younger grace the roster, and at least three of them seem to have a bright future.

A few other intriguing prospects are up the street pounding the hardwood for New York's NBA Development League affiliate, the 11-4 Westchester Knicks. Small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, 23, came so close yet so far to making the New York squad because of his zealous defense and ability to score in transition. His three-pointer is nothing to write home about, but his overall offensive efficiency has improved to a 53 percent field-goal percentage.

Center Jordan Bachynski, 26, is one of the D-League's leaders in blocks and field-goal percentage. The 7-footer could appeal to New York if it wants another traditional defensive center to back up Robin Lopez instead of using a smaller lineup with Kristaps Porzingis or Kyle O'Quinn at the 5 spot.

The Knicks could also give 26-year-old guard and marksman Jimmer Fredette (back in Westchester after a few games with the New Orle ...

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