Before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended because of COVID-19, the New York Knicks were ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference rankings, with a record of 21-45. The franchise fired head coach David Fizdale after 22 games, and artist Steve Mills was transferred to another position.
The Knicks have hired former CAA agent Leon Rose as the new basketball president. The organization hopes that their litany of relationships, both in terms of coaching and players, will eventually help the Knicks franchise to win again.
Rose’s first goal is to acquire some kind of star talent in any position. New York thinks he’s got a swan of stars in RJ Barrett. In 56 games, the left-handed average 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 helps as a rookie, shooting 40.2% of the field, 32.0% behind the bow and 61.4% behind the free throw line.
Despite having a talented shot-stopper in Mitchell Robinson, Rose and the Knicks will have to chase Detroit Pistons’ free agent Christian Wood every time the 2020 off-season begins. Robinson and Wood can play together because Wood can take up space on the ground when he shoots nearby.
The average wood value was 22.8 points and 9.9 rebounds after the pistons were sold by star giant Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers. A native Californian has proven that he is more than ready to play 82 games in the NBA. Jong Hout, 24 years old, thrives on the pickaxe and can get stuck in traffic because of his exceptional athletics.
Until the suspension of the 2019-20 season. Wood got an average of 13.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists. It also scored 56.7% in total and 38.6% of the 3-point line.
Wood has much more growth in his game. The Knicks have to sign him because he gives the franchise All-Star legal talent. Wood has been one of the top players in the league this season, both as a substitute and as a rotator. He fired 40.4% in attempts to catch and 3-point shot.
Once the Knicks have a legal point guard who can ruin the paint on the basket entrances, New York City can have a good liaison guard – the big man in the woods and Robinson’s party in color.
The Knicks are gonna kill the Pistons in front of the forest because Detroit wants to stop. After all, there is a reason why the Pistons Drummond, one of the best show jumpers in the game, sold out. Franchise Motor City believed Wood would succeed with more minutes, and their bet on Drummond paid off.
The Knicks have turned into a walking disaster led by their owner James Dolan. The franchise has no record of victories and has not participated in the qualifiers since the 2012-13 season, and the organization still seems in the news for the wrong reasons. But we have the feeling that all that will change for the better because Rose is now in charge of the team and he has a lot of respect throughout the league.
However, many thought that Phil Jackson would save the Knicks because he had won 11 titles as coach. We all know how it ended, so there’s no guarantee Rose will do well with her powers.
Once the agency-free 2020 season begins, Rose will have to give up the Bobby Portis team’s option to create a front yard spot for Wood for next season. Christian gives the Knicks the third dynamic young man after Barrett and Robinson. More importantly, the Rose Age would have started well if Leon had been able to attract a young talent like Wood into his career.