The New York Knicks will play five games during the 2017-18 preseason. Not surprisingly, there will be a little drama.
Via Twitter @IanBegley:
The Knicks announced their preseason schedule: pic.twitter.com/LttmSHham7
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 22, 2017
New York opens up at home against the Brooklyn Nets in the first game of a home-and-home set that’s completed later on Oct. 8.
They travel to Washington and take on the Wizards in their second home-and-home on Oct. 6 which they wrap up precisely a week later at MSG.
There will be a little drama at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 9 when the Knicks face the Rockets. Carmelo Anthony will make his not-so-triumphant return with the Houston Rockets, or he’ll awkwardly still be with the Knicks after months of attempting to move to Houston.
The preseason should provide a good test for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. He’ll get a chance to show off his defense against superstars like John Wall and Chris Paul. Also, matching up with fellow NYC youngster D’Angelo Russell will be an important storyline.
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NBA.com released a survey of NBA rookies and Dennis Smith Jr. won Rookie of the Year. Frank didn’t receive a single vote in any category.
Ian Begley reports that people around the Knicks say this kind of stuff is motivational for the 19-year-old.