The was a point during the season where the Knicks looked like they wanted people to consider them one of the Easts elite. I mean, on paper, they should be good enough to host a first round playoff series. But as it stands now, the playoffs don’t quite seem like a reality.
They’ve lost 7 of their last 8, are below .500 and out of the playoff picture as of today. The status of the team is no doubt wearing on everyone. That includes Kristaps Porzingis, who finds this skid very frustrating.
“In the moment we were four games out of .500, I said it — I don’t see ourselves as that good of a team yet,’’ Porzingis said in his season’s most candid remarks. “We were still growing. We were winning games, but we still had a lot to learn. It was a good moment based on our talent, but we weren’t there yet and now it’s showing. We got to figure this out and keep growing as a team. It’s not coming together yet. It’s frustrating.”
H/T: NY Post