Happy Halloween, friends. Would you like to read more people sing the praises of Kristaps Porzingis? Of course you would! Over at Yahoo!, Dan Devine speaks to the growing hope that the Knicks finally haven’t screwed things up. Meanwhile, P&T alum Scott Davis writes that Kristaps’ greatness makes him a one-man anti-tanking weapon.
"One thing we're doing right now, we're just going out and competing," Kanter said. "…. Obviously this is my first season with Knicks and obviously things are just starting to get better. I'm starting to feel comfortable out there, especially with the first unit. Me and (Kristaps Porzingis), I'm just getting more used to playing with him, so it's getting better and better."
I just looked this up: The Knicks are 18.1 points per 100 possessions worse with Kanter on the court this season. They are 11.9 points per 100 possessions worse with Kanter on the court during their three-game winning streak. That is almost unfathomable.
Still, Kanter is a good dude.
Meanwhile, the Knicks suddenly have a decision to make about Jarrett Jack, who appeared likely to be cut when Joakim Noah returns from his suspension in six more games. But Jack has miraculously turned the Knicks’ ship around since being inserted into the starting lineup three games ago. They can’t cut him now...so what do they do?
For what it’s worth, Steve Mills isn’t sweating the eventual final cut: “We’ll figure that out. We still have a little time. We’ll see how it plays out. Jarrett’s doing a good job for us, so we’ll work through that.”
You better keep your bags packed, Ramon Sessions.