The Westchester Knicks finished their regular season on a down note Saturday afternoon, losing to the Atlantic Division-champion Maine Red Claws, 107-95.
In true modern fashion, coach Mike Miller rested quite a few of his rotation guys -- Jimmer Fredette, Jordan Bachynski, and Jordon Crawford. In their places stepped Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Ra'shad James and Kevin Capers. Thanasis put up a monster line -- 19 points (7-13 shooting), 17 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks.
Ra'shad James is fun as hell. The White Plains native has played on three different continents this season -- 15 games for Wonju Dongbu Promy of the Korean Basketball League, 14 games for AZS Koszalin of the Polish Basketball League, and 15 games for the hometown W-Knicks. He's a 6'1" guard with some ridiculous hops.
As you can imagine, D-League rosters tend to be rather fluid; the W-Knicks are fortunate to have found such a fine late-season addition.
And so the boys of Westchester finish their second season with a record of 28-22. They begin their three-game playoff series against Sioux City on Tuesday. Get that 'ship, W-Knicks!