Well hello, draft loggers! I know you’ve been cramming for a test you won’t be taking and I admire your work ethic. Certainly I try to share the load in this strange compulsion. Yet here we are only a few days away from the damn thang and I, along with MSG Networks, cordially invite you to sit in front of your televisions and computers and so on to enjoy something called Rookie Week!
What you can expect is some of the classic rookie year games from some of your favorite all time Knicks. Kicking things off today with Patrick Ewing’s Christmas debut! You can watch on demand too, so dust off your dad’s MSGgo login. You’ll also have fun breakout games from Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina. Furthermore you’ll be treated to a great game with Ewing and Michael Jordan battling it out while a local yokel named Mark Jackson drops 18 rookie dimes. What can you say about Mark Jackson? He’s no Chris Duhon. The cherry on top will be on Thursday when Dollar Bill Bradley debuts alongside Walt Frazier from 1967!
That will lead us right into the draft. There will also be loads more coverage from NBA Draft literati like Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman, Yahoo Sports Jordan Schultz and others. Plenty of little features and interviews will be sprinkled in throughout the week. Apparently they’ll be doing the same thing for Dwyane “La Roche” Gretzky and the ice ballers but I can’t pretend to care. Hopefully Wally Scissorsattack will be left out of the rotation here and he can go cry to his publicist about not getting enough touches. Maybe there’s a reason, Walter. Of course, watch his ass be in every studio segment they shoot. I don’t actually have any idea.
Everything will also be made available on demand, but the game schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 18th at 11am and 9pm
Boston Celtics at New York Knicks (12/25/85)
- Patrick Ewing’s Christmas Day debut – 32 points and 11 rebounds
Monday, June 18th at 130pm and 1130pm
Thursday, June 21st at 4pm
Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks (11/17/15)
- Kristaps Porzingis scores 29 points and grabs 11 rebounds
Tuesday, June 19th at 1130am and 930pm
New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls (4/8/88)
- Mark Jackson ties his rookie record for assists in a game (18)
Wednesday, June 20th at 11am and 9pm
Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks (11/5/17)
- Frank Ntilikina’s first double digit game
Thursday, June 21st at 830am and 630pm
Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks (12/9/67)
- Bill Bradley makes his NBA debut alongside fellow rookie Clyde Frazier
Friday, June 22nd at 6am and 4pm
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets (1/15/18)
- Frank Ntilikina’s breakout game – 10 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal