Just want to start this off by telling you all a little bit about my experience at the NY Knicks vs Detroit Pistons game from last night.
The last time I was able to attend a live game was all the way back in December of 2015 where the Knicks took on the Mavericks well before the fanbases had any sort of beef over one particular doofy, tall dude.
The Knicks got trounced 104-97, but trust me when I say it looked a lot closer than it actually was.
Carmelo Anthony and a rookie Latvian guy did their best to try to claw their way back into the game in the 4th quarter but it was too little, too late.
The very powerful and legendary Dirk Nowitzki quickly hushed the public’s comparisons between him and Porzingis and dropped 25 points on our heads.
Which NY Knicks player do you think will get the final Two-Way spot?
Regarding last night, while it was just a pre-season game, it had all the same appeal as a regular-season Knicks game.
Because this time around, the Knicks are actually good and have legitimate playoff aspirations for the second year in a row.
The first half was sloppy but we saw a tremendous performance out of ‘the old man’ Taj Gibson as he put up a stat line of 21 points, 2 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 9 total rebounds.
Safe to say, someone is extra motivated this season and is experiencing a little bit of a career rejuvenation.
In the second half, it was Julius Randle’s world and we were all just living in it, finishing the game with 29 points, 5 assists, and 11 rebounds while taking home the dub.
All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience when returning to The Garden for a Knicks game for the first time in nearly 6 years.
Apologies for going off on a bit of a tangent there, I just had a lot of fun and wanted to share it with you all…but back to our regularly scheduled programming.
I’m glad I didn’t write this article a few days ago like I originally had planned to because it would look a little silly as of today.
Originally, this article would have highlighted Myles Powell, a former Seton Hall standout at the guard position but unfortunately, he was released just days after the Knicks brought him back.
From what I’m reading, the intention all along was to sign and release Powell as a way to get him a guaranteed $50K bonus and then to sign him to the Westchester Knicks.
This leaves just 3 players who are two-way eligible on the team, so here we’ll be exploring who each of them are as well as some pros and cons that I believe will dictate who stays and who goes down to the G-League.