New York Knicks 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

September 29th, 2016 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »
Rooting for a ragtag bunch is a grand sports tradition. And although the 2016-17 New York Knicks are not an underdog, they certainly are ragtag.

On the franchise's 70th birthday, it fits that so many of its new players fervently repeat "I feel great" and "the [insert body part] feels strong" to media. Other newbies are training announcers and teammates on the proper pronunciation of their European names and secretly hoping their success overseas will translate to the NBA. There are draft-day discards trying to fight their way onto their first NBA roster, while others are veteran reserves fighting their way onto their final pro team.

What they all have in common: something to prove.

The new Knicks seem determined to send a message to the teams that let them go, the fans demanding a championship, the Americans wondering who they are, their fellow pro ballers and all the other doubters and haters.   

And for the first time in a long time, I view the 18-man training camp roster with a warm smile, for only one player disappoints me among many I actively wished for.

It's unnerving, this feeling of things goin ...

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