Tonight is a very nice test for the Knicks. The Suns were a surprising 4-4 when the Knicks beat them, but they were getting it done with smoke and mirrors, as they had the third-worst SRS in the NBA. The Knicks are currently about middle of the road in SRS (they still have a negative SRS, but they’ve obviously been improving as of late). The Pacers, though, have a positive SRS, so this will be a real test to measure the Knicks’ improvement.
The two players that the Pacers got for Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, have been absolutely BEASTING this season. I had been a Sabonis fan, but I will admit that I didn’t expect anything from him after how poorly he played last season, so this turnaround has been astounding.
Hopefully the Knicks can get over .500 tonight!
Let’s go, Knicks!