Hidden Bright Spots for the New York Knicks So Far

December 10th, 2015 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »

After the two stomach-turning fiascos they witnessed this week, New York Knicks fans are struggling to find anything to smile about.

By now, you know all about the 2015-16 Knicks' best and brightest features: perimeter defense, Carmelo Anthony's improved leadership, 7'3" wunderkind Kristaps Porzingis. Yet, the 13 Dallas three-pointers in the Knicks' 104-97 loss Monday to the Mavericks and nearly everything about the 106-85 blowout defeat to the Utah Jazz Wednesday will have taken the shine off those bright spots.

Nevertheless, there may be a few things yet to lift your spirits. This team has some other assets you might not have noticed before, hiding under the bench, back in the locker room and deep in the stats.


New Training Staff Is Keeping the Team Healthy

With Anthony still breaking in a new knee, a scrawny Porzingis hitting the weight room to add pounds and a variety of old injuries ready to flare up at any moment for Jose Calderon, there were certainly reasons to believe that the Knicks might be injury-prone or in need of frequent rest.

But a quarter of the way through the ...

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