The 3 unsung heroes for the New York Knicks

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What a time to be a New York Knicks fan, currently in a playoff spot and we are almost at the end of April! When’s the last time the Knicks were relevant this late into the season, it’s certainly been a while!

Hit the music! “Go New York, Go New York GO!”

Excitement is an understatement….. Tom Thibodeau and the rest of the Knicks squad have the streets of New York City buzzing with hope.

Have we finally turned the corner into a relevant NBA team?

Our success this season is hands down the result of the performances of MVP candidate Julius Randle. There aren’t enough things to say about what he has done this year, compared to last year.

He’s truly been incredible and just continues to lead a group of guys who were projected to be a lottery team right into the playoff picture.

Talk about a KING.

Sophomore standout RJ Barrett has also made a huge leap in his game, becoming a consistent scorer and showing his haters why he should not have been left off any All-Rookie teams last year.

Besides Randle and Barrett, the Knicks are made up of primary role players.

Is that a bad thing?

Not at all, in fact, I would say it is benefitting this Knicks squad. No egos, no distractions, just 15 guys who are playing together, playing for one another, and showing the NBA that we should not be overlooked.


I would argue some of these “role players” are playing much bigger than their “role” and should receive more attention not just in New York, but around the league.

Both Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are undoubtedly the two faces of the Knicks franchise this season and moving forward. But I believe without a few key players on this roster, we would not be where we are in the win column without them.

So let’s dive in to find out who these players are.