After one of the longest home stands in recent history (especially with the extra time that the NBA gives between games), the Knicks finally go back on the road to take on an Orlando Magic team that is somehow even more of a surprise than the Knicks this season, as they are 6-4 and have the 5th best SRS in the Eastern Conference (the Knicks are this close to getting into the positive with their SRS – a win tonight would get them into positive territory). They’re being led mostly by Aaron Gordon being allowed to play the position he should have always been playing and been amazing at it, which will cause some interesting things this offseason. Will he re-sign with the Magic? The Magic even have a similar deal to McBuckets with former #5 pick, Mario Hezonja, now an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and he’s finally showing a little bit of decent play for the first time in his career, with a 57% TS% (still no idea on what to do on defense, but still). As an aside, did you know that the Celtics are currently giving up 94 points a game? 94 points a game, people! That is bonkers!! Anyhow, this would be an awesome win for the Knicks, to prove that they can get it done on the road against a good team.
Never mind, Porzingis was ruled out while I was writing this, so, I guess, play hard, Knicks, and maybe good things will happen!
Let’s go, Knicks!