David Fizdale, RJ Barrett
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Who’s to blame for the New York Knicks 4th-quarter collapses? The Knicks State of Mind Podcast, episode 87, ponders the question.

The New York Knicks stand at 1-4. While David Fizdale’s team has battled in the fourth quarter frequently, especially on the road, closing out games has been a constant concern, something that’s carried over from a year ago.

Young RJ Barrett has been tremendous. Julius Randle has played solidly. Kevin Knox looks much-improved. But until this young squad figures it out late in games, wins will remain tough to find.

The Knickerbockers seek their second victory on Friday night when they take on the Celtics in Boston. They’ll return home for the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

The Knicks State of Mind Podcast, episode 87, takes a deep dive into who’s responsible for the New York Knicks’ late collapses and whether or not it can be fixed.

One thing’s for sure: RJ Barrett is the real deal. Everybody can agree on that.

ESNY staff reports.