Happy Holidays everyone! Since it’s this special time of year, everyone deserves presents, even our New York Knicks, despite the underwhelming start to this NBA season.
Let’s let all the stress of this season go for a minute
This idea comes from a DailyKnicks article last month comparing New York Knicks players to Thanksgiving dishes, and I’m going to do my own spin on it.
New York Knicks: What do they deserve for Christmas?
Now, as metaphorically the Knicks roster sits around the Christmas tree as some random DailyKnicks writer gives them each presents, let’s get right to unwrapping these gifts.
Julius Randle: A Vacation to the Bahamas
After a year of Randle having to put a city on his shoulders and has faced scrutiny from both Knicks “fans” and other NBA fans, Randle needs a vacation. Not to mention he has two kids under the age of five. The King of New York deserves it, a vacation with him and the Queen of New York Kendra Randle could reset his head.
RJ Barrett: A Knicks Reunion with Zion Williamson
You guys know those commercials of little kids seeing a Christmas present, and a puppy pops its head out? Maybe I’m clinically insane, but I imagine Zion as the puppy in this situation popping his head into the locker room. It’s the time of year for wishful thinking, and the two are best friends. There has been noise about this before, you never know…
Kemba Walker: A Spot in the Rotation
With all the Coivd Protocols, Walker has gotten minutes again, and he has made it clear he deserves to play, having 29 points against the Boston Celtics last Saturday. Play him!
Evan Founier: Is it ok to say coal?
Fournier did have 22 points against the Pistons, but it took him 24 shots. Be more consistent, and you get a good gift.
Mitchell Robinson: A Lifetime Supply of Energy Drinks
Last game against the Pistons, we saw Mitch get back to that energized style that gets MSG going ballistic. 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks is the Mitch we know and love. We could get this every night if he gets a lifetime supply of energy drinks.
Nerlens Noel: Football Gloves
I’ve never seen someone drop so many passes in my life in basketball. That’s all.
Derrick Rose: A lot of Candy
In this video, Derrick Rose mentions at the end, he loves Candy. Rose deserves only the best. SOMEONE GET THIS MAN SOME CANDY!
Alec Burks: A spa day
Burks looks very drained. He gets absurd minutes every night, and we love him for it, but he needs to be refreshed. It’ll do us all some good.
Obi Toppin: More minutes
I’ve done a whole article on it. Obi is too good for these limited minutes. Either play him more or trade him for his sake.
Immanuel Quickley: A Starting Job
IQ deserves more than 22 minutes per night. His spark plug style, plus the fact that he’s more effective in the big moments, means that the Knicks should buy-in on his potential.
Quinten Grimes, Jericho Sims and Miles McBride: The promise of a PlayStation 5
My mom told me she’d help me pay for a PlayStation 5 last Christmas, and those things are still unavailable, which sucks (no, I’m not paying 1 thousand for a video game). I’ve learned to be patient, and they are learning patience right now. Their time will come, and so will mine for my game.
Tom Thibodeau: An Offensive Coordinator
Thibs is an elite defensive coach, but he could use a coach to run their offense.
The Knicks fans: A second straight playoff appearance
Look what we did after the one playoff game win last season. I was in that mob, I met Mike Breen, who is the nicest man ever, genuinely he seemed honored to meet a fan of his. We deserve more playoff basketball.
Merry Knicksmas from one Knicks fan to all the family of diehard New York Knicks fans out there. Enjoy the holidays, and let’s beat Atlanta on Christmas!