See what I did there? With the Hornets and the “Buzz” and well this…
In the rare 1pm Saturday game, the Knicks face a 15th consecutive defeat. To avoid that, the team has to find a way to stop the very hot of late Kemba Walker (30.8 ppg over the last four outings). Walker is having his best year as a pro. His WS/48 is finally above league average (.122) after three seasons below .099. And his turnover volume is down to the lowest point of his career.
The thing that makes Walker so dangerous is that he is too fast for even good defenders to stay in front of him. The Knicks have no good defenders. [Editor’s Note: I do not yet know for sure that Langston Galloway is not a good defender. I’m just guessing that as a call-up he wants to fit in and probably won’t defend either. You don’t want to make Calderon look bad.] Walker can get past anyone he wants and since the Knicks have no rim protector, it’s dish or swish from there. I’d guess he could go for 40 today if the teams didn’t play such a slow pace.
Ping-pong balls be damned. I want a win.