The Knicks have been abysmal this season.
With a record of 10-45, the New York Knicks are last place in the NBA. It's a tough spot to be in but with the NBA draft a few months away, it could mean great news for the Knicks if they end up winning the lottery in order to get Duke Blue Devils star Zion Williamson. While some may feel that the Knicks are losing on purpose, player Kevin Knox is saying that that's just not the case and that they are trying to win games.
"Yeah, a lot of fans, they always say some dumb stuff," Knox said according to the New York Post. "You see it all the time with the tanking and want us to lose, stuff like that. It’s kind of stupid. They’re not really true New Yorkers. Real Knicks fans know that we’re trying to just take this year to just develop us young guys and then next year hopefully make a push."
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Knox continued by explaining how the team has been developing nicely and that they're a lot more competitive than people might think.
"Every night we’re just going to go out and just play hard. We’re going to compete at the highest level," Knox added. "It’s really good for us young guys to go out there and play against some of those playoff teams and be able to be in games. We lose to the Raptors by five, it’s a playoff team. It’s good to see us — we’re getting better every single game."
The Knicks are currently on a franchise-worst 17-game losing streak.