As the year 2019 dawned, it was easy to feel a sense of optimism if you were a Knicks fan and a tank enthusiast. New York’s losing streak hit eight games on New Year’s Day, and they were tied for second in the overall tank rankings. The Knicks were playing like the worst team in the league, and it appeared to be only a matter of time until the Knicks took their rightful place on the road to Zion (Williamson).
Fast-forward a few days, and things no longer look as peachy. Take a look at the Tankathon.com standings as of the end of play on Jan. 6:
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain the (spoiled) cream of the crop after a 35-point loss to the Pelicans Saturday night. They’ve lost their last five home games, all by at least 20 points. Now that’s losing!
The Phoenix Suns flickered to life for a few games when Devin Booker returned from injury, but have now lost six in a row following Sunday night’s home loss to the Charlotte Hornets. If they can’t beat the Hornets at home, Phoenix won’t stand much of a chance against the rugged Western Conference.
We’ll continue to keep you informed on the Knicks’ biggest tank foes. Praise be to the lottery gods.