The New York Knicks winning games has a magical vibe about it, one that enhances the energy of New York City while also providing more excitement around the NBA. With the team finally turning things around, winning a double-overtime season opener against the Boston Celtics, fans took to the streets after the game in full force to display their enthusiasm about the elevating franchise.
Some chose to spew profanities as an example of their fan-hood, while others coined the Knicks the savior of the city. One thing we can all agree on, the Knicks are back, and you could feel the energy seeping through the streets and into every sports bar and apartment building after the win.
Take a look at the video below, which gives a pretty good indication of how people are feeling after years of unfortunate play and disappointing results.
The New York Knicks may consider decreasing Immanuel Quickleyâ€™s minutes:
The Knicks currently have one of the deepest teams in the league, which was put on full display as second your player Obi Toppin earned 28 minutes and backup point guard Derrick Rose 22. They also have Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, Quentin Grimes, and even Miles McBride who can make an impact.
Quickley has struggled shooting this off-season, and during his first minutes of the regular campaign, he went 1-for-4 from the field and missed all three of his long-range attempts. He scored two points in eight minutes, a number he will need to increase if Tom Thibodeau is to trust him with offensive duties.
The way that Toppin performed in the opener suggests that Thibodeau may lean on Julius Randle and his fellow power forward to create opportunities as a combination. It is all a work in progress, but the team experienced a few great player combos against Boston, and they will look to replicate that success against the Orlando Magic, who have one of the more thin rosters in the NBA.
Quickley has plenty of time to get back into the good graces of Thibs, but he must begin hitting shots and playing adequate defense; otherwise, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see Grimes steal a few minutes here and there, cutting into Quickleyâ€™s time.