A new week meant another set of games for the Westchester Knicks (7-9) as they continued their latest road trip. Before embarking on their 20-day journey on the road on December 7th, the W-Knicks began to turning it around as they produced a 3-1 record over the span of a week and an half. And as we fast-forward to Christmas, the W-Knicks have only strengthen their winning ways via a great showing at this year’s G-League showcase in Las Vegas, NV.
As I’ve mentioned in recent W.I.W. pieces, the amount of young talent on this year’s W-Knicks is impressive to watch and New York Knicks fans should start paying attention to what’s happening down here. First of all, Ivan Rabb and Kenny Wooten have consistently gotten better each week. In Rabb’s case, his reputation as a double-double machine continued last week with his fourth one in three weeks (He had 18 points and 15 rebounds vs. Greensboro last Friday).
The Oregon product, Wooten, continues to lead the G League in blocks per game because of his two and three block performances vs. Greensboro and the Oklahoma City Blue. In case you missed it, I interviewed Wooten a couple of weeks ago and I mentioned how he has produced SEVEN games with at least four blocks, including his franchise-setting eight blocks vs. Grands Rapid over three weeks ago.
But even with the likes of Rabb and Wooten highlighting their growth along with Andrew White III rediscovering his shot, Lamar Peters has emerged as the best W-Knick in recent weeks. The rookie from Mississippi State is showing he has a lot to offer via his quickness, ball-handling, and scoring ability. In fact, Peters has been leading the W-Knicks in scoring with 17 PPG and is on a three-game streak with at least 20 points scored.
For those who care about shooting percentages/shot attempts, you be happy to know the 6-0 guard is shooting nearly 45% from the field and 42% from three, via his 14 shot attempts per game (Peters attempts eight threes per game too). As a team, the W-Knicks shot 45% from the field, 33% from three, and 77% from the charity line in their 120-91 and 100-89 victories this past week, thus concluding their road trip with a 4-2 record.
Up next for the W-Knicks is a much-needed return home as they’ll face the Windy City Bulls on Friday night.