It's almost that time of year again when NBA All-Star voting starts. The New York Knicks were represented by Julius Randle last season in Utah, who has been named an All-Star in two of the previous three seasons.
Jalen Brunson was worthy of being named a reserve in 2023, but he was snubbed. Instead of letting that bring him down, Brunson used it as fuel. He was New York's best player in the postseason, taking down Donovan Mitchell and Cleveland in the first round.
The Eastern Conference is a tight race this season, meaning several solid players will be left off the All-Star roster. While the Knicks have a few players who have been playing at an All-Star level, New York won't have more than one player representing the organization in Indianapolis.
3 Knicks who could be named All-Stars in 2023-24
3. RJ Barrett
With all due respect to RJ Barrett, this spot would've gone to Mitchell Robinson if he hadn't suffered an ankle injury. Robinson has his weaknesses, especially his lack of an offensive skillset, but he's one of the best rebounding bigs in the league. He was on pace to make history on the boards before the news broke that he'll unfortunately be out for at least eight to ten weeks.
Barrett started the season playing at a high level, proving that his 2023 playoff performance wasn't a fluke. He was sidelined for a few games with a migraine, and since his return, he's struggled to find his footing again.
Still, he's averaging 19.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game, shooting 43.6% from the field, 38.2% from three, and 83.1% from the free throw line. Barrett's efficiency has improved, namely from the charity stripe.
Knicks fans have been waiting for Barrett to be named an All-Star since he was drafted No. 3 overall in 2019, but that's a dream that likely won't come to fruition in 2024. The fact that he's had stretches where he looks like a star player this season has been a win in itself, but he still needs to take another step before he's a serious All-Star consideration.