The Knicks head to Toronto to take on the Raptors in a relatively big game, if only because the back end of the Eastern Conference has suddenly gotten a lot tighter (I seriously don’t think the Knicks are in much danger in falling out of the play-in game option because the Pacers are just freefalling without Hali, so I think the Knicks are safe in the Top 10) and, well, obviously, the Knicks have just lost three in a row so it is always nice to stop said losing streak.
We’ve been discussing how well Thibs will be able to adjust the defense with Mitch missing, but honestly, Toronto’s offense isn’t a traditional one where Mitch would be a huge factor anyways, so I don’t think his absence will be felt as much as you would think in other games. However, Quickley is out tonight, so…uhm….I have no idea what they’re going to do tonight. Derrick Rose, I guess? Or Deuce plays 40 minutes? This stupid crazy short rotation is so stupid.
It would be nice for RJ Barrett and Quentin Grimes to kick Scottie Barnes’ ass tonight after Barnes’ trash-talking.
Let’s go, Knicks!