Sunday, March 11th marks the Knicks worst loss since Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL in February. The Knicks went into halftime losing only by eight points to 1st place Toronto. The struggling Knickerbockers went on to let Toronto score 67 more points in the second half. 132 opposing points is a season-worst for the Knicks.
This comes only a week after head coach Jeff Hornacek made public comments to reporters questioning his teams drive, pride and toughness for the game.
“They accepted being scored on without really doing anything to not let it happen,” Hornacek said.
Hornacek has had a roller coaster ride of a tenure in New York. The acquisitions of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah had the Knicks projected to compete for a top-four playoff seed in 2016-17. Of that roster, only three players remain…
A developed Mudiay added with Frank Ntilikina and the emergent Trey Burke will give the Knicks a young backcourt that they can run with for years to come. If Porzingis can return being healthy and productive, along with a successful lottery pick this summer, the New York Knicks may see the times changing.