Many young players on the Knicks roster have made strides under the tutelage of Fizdale. Mudiay, who led the Knicks with 28 points, looks like a completely different player compared to last season.
Unfortunately, whatever good vibes the Knicks were feeling came to a halt in Detroit. Against the Pistons, the Knicks couldn't buy a basket. In the first half, the Knicks shot under 30% from the field, and for the game, the Knicks shot 39.6% (36-of-91).
Led by Enes Kanter, the Knicks squeezed out a 103-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on the road. So far, the Grizzlies have been formidable at home, but the Knicks made sure to deliver a loss using same-day shipping at the FedEx Forum.
Since the start of the season, it has been evident Hardaway Jr. has embraced being the Knicks number one scoring option. Currently, Hardaway Jr. is outperforming his contract.
Mudiay and Trier combined to score 52 points, and both players lifted the Knicks to a 114-109 victory over the Pelicans. Both players also combined to score 20 of the Knicks final 22 points in the game.