New York Knicks Shows Importance of Team Chemistry

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The New York Knicks are playing inspired basketball lately. Elfrid Payton has really played well as of late. The importance of team chemistry is crucial and it’s showing.

The New York Knicks currently sit five and a half games out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. A few wins strung together could definitely change the landscape of the Eastern Conference. Could the Knicks contend for a playoff spot? That remains to be seen.

Coach Mike Miller is doing a great job of putting players in successful situations offensively and defensively. Players are executing plays after timeouts. Knick players are understanding each other more on the basketball court. Game is becoming a little easier and the effort level is picking up.

The Knicks traded Marcus Morris to the Los Angeles Clippers for Moe Harkless a first-rounder, a first-round draft swap, a future second-rounder, and Issuf Sanon, a combo-guard who’s a native of Ukraine.

The perimeter defense has improved since the trade and Moe Harkless Hasn’t even step foot on the basketball court yet. Moe Harkless is a plus defender and I hope he stays with the Knicks. There can never be too much defense. Defensive depth seems to be underrated, and that’s what Moe Harkless could provide. The hometown product Harkless isn’t a total slouch offensively either.

Overall, the Knicks got younger and a little more athletic defensively after the trade, however, Knicks’ new leader of basketball operations Leon Rose might use the newly acquired draft picks to his advantage this summer or on draft night. Dolan fired Steve Mills before the trade deadline. The front office have work to do this offseason.

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