The most important game of the Knicks season is tonight as the Mavs make their annual trip to MSG. This means nonstop ‘KP sucks’ chants and a brutal reminder of how much more successful the New York Knicks are than the Dallas Mavericks.
Brutal times for MFFLs.
After all, the Knicks had a parade last season. A culmination of all the cleared cap space that they turned into
KD Kawhi Kyrie Jimmy Butler Julius Randle.
What a beautiful and healthy foundation to build off. Surely they’re going places now…
No matter. Draft picks were a part of that trade too and the first of two BIG TIME first round picks came this past summer. That pick turned out to be (checks notes) Keon Johnson.
It’s been many parts fascinating, pathetic, and exhausting hearing how obsessed Knicks fans are with this dude. It’s been like banging a new chick – not dating, because we’re dating Luka, just banging – and then having her ex hit you up nonstop to warn you about red flags. It’s just plain weird.
My stance on KP is this: he’s fine. He’s dynamic but inconsistent. He’s playing better under Kidd. Him and Timmy both helped cement us as an immediate surefire playoff team to start Luka’s career, so there’s no point in hating on the trade.
And there were no better alternatives that year except maybe signing Vucevic. It is what it is.
There’s no way to fully grade the outcome until we see more playoff games. So fuck the discourse until then.
In the meantime, Mavs are looking pretty pretttyy good!
We played two first place teams last week (Dubs and Bulls) and beat their asses. The defense is getting way better, and we’re distancing from the play-in slots.
We’re looking at a 4/5 seed matchup against Memphis or Utah first round. Easy peasy! No Kawhis this time around to cock block Luka from that playoff cherry. Feels good to make round 2.
The current odds are +1600 win the west and +4000 to take the title. Great lottery odds. Now’s the time to buy.
And we’re -135 for tonight. HAMMER that shit.
The only complaint I have for this season is this abomination of a statue model unveiled for Dirk.
What the hell man? Please, Mark, fix that shit.
Otherwise, vibes are good.