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New York Knicks Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
The upcoming season for the New York Knicks will be an intriguing one. There were grand plans for the Knicks to strike in free agency, but none of the major moves panned out. They were able to land the third overall pick in the NBA Draft, and wisely selected RJ Barrett from Duke. Barrett comes in with an NBA ready skill set that has a lot of scouts excited for his potential. Zion Williamson got all the hype but Barrett was in the spotlight at Duke, so the New York pressure will be something he has prepared for. Barrett has already been asked numerous times if he is ready to be the face of the franchise, so the expected workload could lead to RJ Barrett being Rookie of the Year.
Madison Square Garden is filled to capacity on most nights when the New York Knicks are in the building. This season will be no different. It is clear that Knicks fans are a little bit disappointed that Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving is not on the roster, but the Knicks did a great job of building a competitive NBA roster. New York Knicks tickets this season offer fans a chance to see the biggest free agent siging that the Knicks made this offseason. Julius Randle was the biggest addition for the Knicks, but he will joined by other NBA veterans such as Marcus Morris, Taj Gibson and Elfrid Payton.
The young core that includes Barrett, Kevin Kox and Allonzo Trier just got a boost with the addition of Bobby Portis. Kox and Barrett will be the one two punch that has Knicks fans excited about the future. After the top four teams in the East, the conference is in a state of flux. The Knicks could very well earn their first playoff appearance in a few seasons if everything falls in to place. Be sure to secure your New York Knicks tickets today to see this team live at Madison Square Garden.
History of the New York Knicks
The New York Knickerbockers were established in 1946 as part of the Basketball Association of America. Of the 11 original franchises, the Knicks were among the most successful teams in the league and advanced into the postseason in 1946, 1947 and 1948. But in 1949, the franchise, along with the rest of the BAA, merged with their rival National Basketball League, forming the National Basketball Association. The roots of the NBA were then planted, and the New York Knicks have been a staple ever since. They, along with the Boston Celtics, are the only franchises that are still playing in their original cities. Ever since the team was founded, fans have been looking to buy New York Knicks tickets.
Of course, playing in a city like New York, your team will be scrutinized year in and year out. Fortunately for their fans, the team has seen its share of success, plenty of which came from the late sixties into the early seventies. Behind players like Willis Reed, Bill Bradley and Walt Frazier, the Knicks were able to capture two world championships, one of which included the most iconic moments in Knicks team history. In Game 5 of the 1970 NBA Finals, Willis Reed tore a muscle in his leg, causing him to miss the rest of that game and Game 6. His absence hurt the Knicks, and if he hadn't played in Game 7, no one would have given them a chance. But the thousands of fans who were at MSG were shocked when Reed limped out onto the court. His presence alone inspired his teammates and helped lead to the Knicks' first world title. The team was able to capture another championship three years later, when they beat the Lakers in five games.
After a few losing seasons, the Knicks won the NBA's first draft lottery, securing the No. 1 overall selection in the 1985 NBA Draft. It was a good year to have the top pick, thanks to Patrick Ewing, an athletic and dominant center from Georgetown University. His selection lit a fire under the fan base in New York City, making Knicks games can't-miss events in a city full of high profile events. Over his career with the Knicks, Ewing helped lead the franchise to two NBA Finals and 13 playoff appearances, as well as winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Since Ewing's departure from the Knicks in 2000, the team has struggled to find success. The franchise truly began to turn around again when the acquired Carmelo Anthony at the trade deadline in 2011. In 2015, the New York Knicks drafted Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis, with the fourth pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft. Porzingis seems to get better every game and has potential to be a star in New York for a long time.
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