The David Fizdale Coaching Death Watch begins tonight, as the Knicks head to Chicago to take on the Bulls in a repeat of an earlier game this year that remains half of the Knicks’ total wins this season.
The Bulls are one of the few teams out there (outside of the Warriors, of course, who have some significant extenuating circumstances) that is almost as disappointing as the Knicks, as the Bulls barely have a better record than the Knicks (or, as David Fizdale would put it, “Just one game back of the 8th seed!”) and, you know, lost to the Knicks, so that is embarrassing enough. Whenever you can say, “Oh yeah, Bobby Portis kicked our ass and defeated us,” you know you’re in a sad state of affairs.
Dennis Smith Jr. is back for the Knicks tonight, after his tragic bereavement lead for the death of his stepmother. Let’s hope he is over his early season shooting woes, where Knicks shooting “expert,” Keith Smart, took a busted shot and made it…well…you know, a lot more busted.
Also, RJ Barrett has been struggling recently, so let’s hope he has a bounceback game!
Let’s go, Knicks!