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We’re Excited for the 2018-2019 New York Knicks, and You Should Be Too: Part III - The All-NBA Caliber Defenders

By: Matt Brooks Welcome to the third and final part of our roster preview, where we at OmniFan have been evaluating the exciting, young talent on the Knicks. If you missed parts I and II, go check those out here and here. For our final portion of the preview, we will be going over two young players who can potentially bring a Top-5 Defense to New York. Mitchell Robinson Man. The Knicks really outdid themselves in this year’s draft. Drafted in the Second Round of the 2018 Draft, Mitchell Robinson was selected with the 39th pick after skipping college (due to eligibility issues). As a result, Robinson had not played a game of organized basketball for 14 months prior to his...

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We’re Excited for the 2018-2019 New York Knicks, and You Should Be Too: Part II- The Potential All-Stars

By: Matt Brooks Welcome back to The OmniFan’s three-part 2018-2019 roster preview! This week, we have been going over the Knicks’ 25-and-under talent that should have fans buzzing. If you missed Part 1 of this series, go ahead and check that out here.  With that out of the way, let’s go over the two players on the Knicks’ roster who possess serious superstar potential: Kristaps Porzingis What more can I really add about the Unicorn that hasn’t been said? The big-man was absolutely dominant through the first month of the 2017–2018 season, posting an absurd 27.7 PPG while leading the team to a surprising 8–6 record, good for 7th in the East. Sadly, the team’s celebration was short-lived, as Porzingis...

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Can Noah Vonleh Help the Knicks?

By: Dylan Horgan  The New York Knicks’ Power Forward situation is shaping up to be a little strange in the coming 2018-2019 season. Despite Porzingis’ self-described lizard healing powers, he’s likely to miss at least the beginning of the season, still recovering from the torn ACL. The Knicks will have to be particularly crafty trying to fill the void left by the rising Latvian star, as there’s a dearth of traditional 4’s on the roster. Perhaps it’s all by design, since Coach Fizdale is said to embrace the modern, quasi-positionless brand of basketball that has left so many old-school power forwards out in the cold. However, I’d wager that when the Blake Griffins and Julius Randles of the league stomp...

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We’re Excited for the 2018-2019 New York Knicks, and You Should Be Too: Part I- The Sleepers

By: Matt Brooks At the conclusion of the 2018–2019 season, it will have been 20 years since the New York Knicks made their unprecedented run to the NBA Finals as an 8-seed. The 1999 Knicks were the ultimate underdog story — a team that advanced to the promise-land without their Hall of Fame center, Patrick Ewing. Let’s be honest for a second. Since that joyous 1999 season, there hasn’t been a whole lot to cheer for in New York. Some of these lows included the regime of Isiah Thomas, who became best known for his disgusting sexual harassment charges as well as the truly awful contracts he dished out (6 years $100 million for Allan Houston *barfs*, 5 years $30 million for...

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Things to Look for in 2018-19: An Aggressive Ntilikina

With all of the hype surrounding Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson the last few weeks, it’s easy to forget about the Knicks’ most quietly interesting prospect: Frank Ntilikina. “Interesting”, of course, is different than “best”. While Frank probably doesn’t have Knox’s cold-blooded scoring instincts or Porzingis’ potential for two-way dominance, he has always fascinated me as a versatile talent still searching for his ideal role. Is he a point guard? Is he a shooting guard?

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