Team on the Rise: New York Knicks

by JOSIAH MCCALL

The New York Knicks franchise has been plagued with one unsuccessful season after another for years on end, but could that change soon in the Big Apple? All the factors pointed to another bad season for the Knicks, if not far worse. The team has seen a massive amount of roster changes and transactions for a long time, which were meant to bring the team success, but gave them the opposite.

After a long time trying to make the Carmelo Anthony situation work, it was finally time for a change. Before the season started, New York traded Melo to the Oklahoma City Thunder, in exchange for a few players and draft picks, highlighted by Enes Kanter. One look at the 2017-2018 Knicks roster might make you cringe or expect the worst, but things have taken a sudden change with the team. Young player acquisitions, led by rookie Frank Ntilikina and star player Kristaps Porzingis, have greatly helped the team now and prepare for the future.

The team is off to a 10-10 start, just half a game out of the early playoff picture. Many would credit the team’s’ success to the weakness of the Eastern conference, but the team is young, hungry, and on the rise in New York.