The Knicks head to Portland to take on the Trailblazers who, due to the crazy bunching together in the Western Conference standings, are somehow the current #4 seed despite only having an 8-6 record!
The Blazers, of course, are in the news for having TWO players break bones in their body, with both Jusuf Nurkic (broken wrist) and CJ McCollum (broken foot) out for an extended period of time. The Blazers actually have strong depth, but going from Nurkic and McCollum to Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood is…ungood.
The Blazers are a top ten offense, but they’re also one of the very worst teams in the NBA on defense, so that should help the Knicks’ offense. I think that this is a good matchup for the Knicks. I think they’ll get back to .500 tonight.
Let’s go, get back to .500, Knicks!