Two of our best writers gave their season previews - who do you agree with more?
Jeremy Lin finally has a team that suits him well. But even so, that team couldn't beat the Knicks on Thursday night.
Carmelo Anthony lead the Knicks to victory with 21 points on 8-18 field goal attempts. He also notched 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee also played well. Noah had 12 points and 6 rebounds; Lee had 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Kristaps Porzingis was relatively quiet with 5 points and 5 rebounds. A concern for fans to have is if both Carmelo and Kristaps are capable of putting up good numbers on the same night. That didn't happen this preseason, but hopefully it does when it counts.
Nontheless, it is something to look out for as it indicates good offensive balance.
For Brooklyn, Lin scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Nets cut a 12-point Knicks lead to three in the final minute. Fortunately for NYK, the Nets made a costly turnover to seal the deal.
The Knicks finished their preseason record 4-2.
The New York Knicks play the Brooklyn Nets in the final preseason game of the 2016 - 2017 season. Derrick Rose has been cleared of the rape allegations against him, however will still miss the final preseason game.
With 10 new players on the Nets, and a new coach there's little hope for the Nets to offer any resistance tonight.
The Nets who are 1-4 in the preseason, will continue to implement interesting lineups in the hope of finding soemthing they can build on.
The many new faces on the Knicks have energized the starving fan base. From the continued growth of Porzingis and the impressive play of Baker, Jennings, Randle, Billy and Kuz - Knick fans have plenty to look forward to.
Tonight, Jeff Hornacek will get his chance at experimenting and analyzing the roster before the real fun begins opening night.
I would look for the Knicks to push the pace, and easily handle the rebuilding Nets.
Last night's game was quite the sight. The Knicks offense was fast-paced, smooth and efficient. Not to mention, every player that came off the bench made some form of an impact.
The biggest star of the game was Kristaps Porzingis, who notched 20 points in 22 minutes. As the team's primary option, he looked rather comfortable. KP6's shots from the perimeter were not falling and he recognized the need to get to the hoop. It was a good sign of development as last year he tended to not adapt to what the game gave him.
Carmelo Anthony sat and was hardly missed. No need to start drama here, but it was nice to see Porzingis' comfortability as the number one option. This is something that we wrote about yesterday; take a look.
Courtney Lee was the next best offensive weapon. He scored 11 points in 13 minutes of playing time.
Ron Baker also scored 12 points on 5-6 shooting to go with 5 assists and 0 turnovers.
Overall - it was a good game. Jennings has continued to struggle from the field and could probably make more shots if he set his feet, but there shouldn't be complaints; he set the game's pace.
After losing to their Boston rival earlier in the week, the Knicks are looking for some revenge. If you missed the game or simply don't remember - the Knicks' starters failed to make an impact.
The bench, led by rookies Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez, tightened the margin after halftime until the Celtics pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Kuzminskas, known as, "Cheese" in the locker room, filled the stat sheet. He notched 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. From the field, he shot 7-for-16, including 3-for-7 from three-point range. Tonight is his 27th birthday - look for him to get many, many shots up.
Back to the starters. Derrick Rose will not be playing tonight despite being cleared of all charges by the jury in his case vs. Jane Doe. That means expect more excitement from guard Brandon Jennings.
The remaining four starters - Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah all are expected to be in the lineup. Hopefully Noah makes more of an impact in this game.
Even though it is only the preseason - it is important that this team starts working on their defense. Last game they were lit up by guard R.J. Hunter; will it happen again? We shall see.
Everyone knows that the future of the Knicks lies in their 21 year old 7'3" forward, Kristaps Porzingis. That is not to question.
Where there is question amongst fans is when does the torch get passed from Carmelo Anthony to Porzingis? My answer - now.
Talent, confidence and practice are the three biggest factors when it comes to molding a star. Fortunately Porzingis has the former but needs more work on the latter.
Making him the focal point of the offense ahead of new addition Derrick Rose and star Carmelo Anthony will give him the necessary experience to excel at a quicker rate.
Frankly, we all know that a championship isn't in the near future - at least with this current roster. But we do know that Porzingis will be an integral part of whatever that potential team looks like.
If the Knicks run the offense through Porzingis, than Kristaps will be more prepared to take over the team once Anthony's decline starts to fasten.
This isn't to say that his health needs to be sacrificed - Porzingis just needs more touches and more shots; not more minutes. Lets hear your thoughts fans.