New York Knicks: Biggest Takeaways from the Knickerbockers’ 1st Week

November 3rd, 2015 by Laureen Irat Leave a reply »

The first week of the 2015-16 NBA season is officially in the history books, and although the New York Knicks showed a lot of positive signs, they still have a long ways to go. 

With a loss against the San Antonio Spurs Monday night, the Knicks hold a 2-2 record after the opening week. So far, we've seen several factors that serve as a foreshadowing of what may come out of this group.

The talk of the town since he was drafted fourth overall in the NBA draft has been Kristaps Porzingis. In his first week in the league, he is beginning to prove his doubters wrong while showing fans why Knicks president Phil Jackson picked him in the first place. In four games, Porzingis is averaging 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. He is energetic, fast for his size and aggressive with getting to the rim. 

During Monday's matchup, he earned his first career double-double (13 points, 14 rebounds) before leaving the game with a neck strain. However, he made sure to leave fans with a highlight-worthy play:

Also impressing thus far is the Knicks bench. Overall, the triangle offense loo ...

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