2. A second season of Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle
Fans can hate on Julius Randle for his playoff shortcomings all they want. What they cannot deny, though, is that he is one of the best and most productive players in the entire league in the regular season. Between Randle’s strong play and Jalen Brunson’s rise last year, fans should be in store for another exciting season.
Last season, these two averaged a combined 49.1 points per game alone on good efficiency. Now, with a year of chemistry under their belts, there’s good reason to expect an even better season out of these two stars. Not only is Randle likely a lock to be named an All-Star again, but if the league finally gives him his respect, Brunson should be joining him, too.
Brunson has proved time and time again that he is a star in this league, and it will be difficult for him to be disrespected again this season in All-Star votes.
If these two continue to ball out like they did last season, there’s no stopping the Knicks. Hopefully, this play will finally translate to the playoffs for Randle. This has been his biggest downfall, and if he can finally overcome it, the Knicks could do the unthinkable and make it past the second round.