Following a brutal loss to the Lakers, the New York Knicks playoff hopes are fading and meanwhile, Enes Kanter is still getting on LeBron James’ nerves.
The Knicks are talking about contending for a playoff spot, Tim Hardaway Jr. in particular, but they haven’t been doing a whole lot on the court to back up that talk. Following a drubbing by the Lakers, New York has lost 12 of their last 16 games. After a promising start, the injury bug hit, and despite the Knicks being at full-strength, they haven’t been able to find their rhythm again.
To add insult to injury, the Lakers didn’t seem to hold back on the Knicks in their postgame comments. Per Tania Ganguli of the LA Times, Jordan Clarkson, who erupted for 29 points, was asked by reporters what he saw on the court from New York. Luckily for Clarkson, his buddy Josh Hart answered for him: “Nobody.”
That about sums up the Knicks defensive effort Sunday.
Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points. Gets asked what he saw out there vs Knicks.
Josh Hart answers for him: “Nobody.”
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) January 21, 2018
The Knicks continue to struggle on the road this season and they still have yet to win consecutive road games this season. The Knickerbockers are a dreadful 6-17 on the road this season and they have a tough schedule ahead. They face the Warriors, Nuggets, and Suns all on the road this week. Winning all three would be a miracle, two would be a step in the right direction, one would be acceptable, but a sweep would be disastrous.
Enes Kanter: King Troll
The Enes Kanter–LeBron James feud this season has been nothing short of entertaining. There has been a lot of talk from both sides, including subtweets, text messages, and even a confrontation on the court.
Unfortunately, this feud will be nothing more than talk until April 9th. That’s the next time the Knicks and the Cavaliers will face off with one another. It’s a shame that they have such a long layoff between games because clearly, these two players are chomping at the bit to faceoff with one another.
Other Knicks News, Stories
- Robby Sabo of ESNY takes a deep dive into the film on Trey Burke and the impact he can make.
- ESNY’s own Rick Weiner chronicles the latest installment of the Enes Kanter-LeBron James feud.