With Barrett, the Knicks have a two-guard who's most effective with the ball in his hands. At the moment, the Knicks have a couple of guards who share that similar trait. Allonzo Trier is the isolation-king, which is why his nickname is Iso-Zo and Dennis Smith Jr., who has shown to become a more efficient player when paired with another ball-dominant guard.
There appeared to be a different vibe emanating from the Garden with Scott Perry as the new general manager. It was a cool vibe, one that preached patience and had fans excited for the fresh garden of young budding flora and fauna.
In a tense opening night in San Antonio, the Knicks took an 84-83 lead into the fourth quarter against a respectable well-oiled Spurs team. Ultimately, New York's lead dwindled and disintegrated during a 22-2 run that included an 18-0 stretch.
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