The Knicks head to Atlanta to take on a Hawks team that has gotten healthier lately, and tonight will play their entire top six for the third game in a row, which will be the first time they’ve done that in quite a while (Trae, Murray, Hunter, Collins, Capela, with Bogie off of the bench – Capela is on an increased minutes limit, so he might start, or they might continue starting Okongwu and bring Capela off of the bench).
Boy, with AJ Griffin coming along nicely, and Jalen Johnson showing something, and Hunter being so capable of playing the 4, a Collins trade has never made MORE sense, right? But what would it even be for? What do the Hawks need besides health?
Thibs is smartly starting Jericho Sims tonight. I love me some Sims, so let’s hope that he holds up well while Mitch is out as the new starter.
Big game against an improving Atlanta team (they seem to start slowly and then turn it around later on every freakin’ year, right?), let’s hope that they pull it out. Luckily, it’s on the road, where the Knicks have the second-best road record in the league!
Come on, Knicks, we need a win so that we can get radio silence tomorrow until the next loss!
Let’s go, Knicks!