Knicks final month stock watch: 2 risers, 2 fallers

A month from today, the Knicks will play their final regular season game.

New York Knicks, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa
New York Knicks, Josh Hart, Precious Achiuwa / Dustin Satloff/GettyImages
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Riser: Precious Achiuwa

Maybe moving back to New York, his home in the United States, has something to do with Precious Achiuwa's breakout. Receiving him in the Anunoby trade was a slight bonus but nothing major. He's proven to be far more than fans expected him to be.

Since the trade, he's averaging 9.0 points (short of his career-high of 9.2 points), a career-best 7.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game, shooting 52.7% from the field. In the 18 games he started with Anunoby sidelined, he averaged 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per contest. In his first game coming back off the bench on Tuesday against Philly, he finished with 13 points (6-of-8 from the field) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes.

Achiuwa's aggression and toughness have stood out. He'll be a restricted free agent over the summer and has made quite the case to stay in New York.