Elfrid Payton is the Evan Engram of the New York Knicks. When he is on the court he is a liability to the team. He dribbles with his head down, not looking at the floor always looking to score when he really isn't that good a shooter.
Since he got rid of his Sideshow Bob hairdo Payton has played like hot garbage.
Julius Randle did show up and played well. He comes to the arena with that dog in him but he wasn't enough against the Nets.
Brooklyn was down to only nine players tonight due to the big trade today that sent Jarrett Allen to Cleveland and Caris LeVert ultimately to the Indiana Pacers to pull of the deal to acquire the hefty lefty James Harden.
Again tonight Thibodeaux got nothing from his back court and yet Frank Ntilikina was not seen for a single second. Was he also traded today unbeknownst to me? Or maybe his "strained knee" is still bothering him. I don't know but I fear that we have seen the last of Frank in a Knicks uniform.
KD left the game late in the fourth quarter with the Brooklyn Nets up by 18 but the short handed Nets back ups allowed the Knicks to mount a comeback and made the game appear on the scoreboard much closer than it was.
Of course Kyrie Irving did not play tonight because no one knows where he is right now.
I am really bummed that LeVert and Allen are gone and the only thing that saved Dinwiddie was his torn ACL or he'd be gone too.
And of course the Knicks wore those black knock off jerseys which meant they were going to lose no matter and that makes four losses in a row.
Knicks Lose Again Nets 116 - NYK 109