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Schedule News: No Christmas Day game for Knicks, Porzingis to return to MSG in November

Dunk on him, Knicks.

New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

The full 2019-20 NBA schedule must be close to dropping, because the league has already leaked a few tasty nuggets via the media. It’s a pretty dull Friday afternoon, so let’s take a peak, shall we?

First, for all you fans of watching the Knicks usually lose on Christmas Day, I have some bad news: You’ll have to watch another team lose instead.

That’s a pretty sweet slate of games — with the notable exception of New Orleans-Denver — but how should we feel about the first Knicks-less Christmas since 2015? Personally, I’m of two minds on the whole thing: I hated watching the Knicks lose early and ruin the rest of my day, but I loved how much it annoyed the the hep NBA world to be force-fed Knicks gruel on a holiday. I’ll missed their whining.

As for games that actually do involve the Knicks, there will be a big one in November.

Ugh. NBA Commish Adam Silver and his band of schedule-makers aren’t stupid. They wanted maximum drama, which means we’ll be seeing Porzingis very early in the season, when he traditionally looks like a stud. I would have preferred to catch the Unicorn after January, when he is usually sucking wind trudging up and down the court and barely grazing the front of the rim on his three-point attempts. Knicks fans, however, rarely get what we want.

We’ll keep you updated as the schedule continues to be released.