Breaking Down Knicks Playoff Push


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The Knicks have 25 games to go. They are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference. It’s been a thrilling season for a team that didn’t have playoff expectations. Now, it would be a debacle if they missed the playoffs. They decided to stand pat at the trade deadline and not bolster the young roster. Was that the right decision?

We answer that question and talk everything Knicks on the latest “Big Apple Buckets” podcast with Sal Licata and Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams, featuring a terrific interview with Knicks legend Allan Houston.

Big Apple Buckets Podcast with Sal, JYD & Jake:

  • TRADE DEADLINE INACTIVITY: Smart move by the Knicks to not make a big trade. Trust the roster and allow youth to grow. Should Knicks add a center on the buyout market if someone becomes available?
  • KNICKS FIGHTING: Defensive-minded teams like the Heat give the Knicks problems. Good wins against the Wizards and Bucks. Need to beat the teams they should. Fifteen of final 25 games against teams in top eight in the conference.

          

Allan Houston Interview:
Knicks guard (1996-2005), two-time All-Star, Knicks special assistant to GM, Westchester Knicks GM

  • KNICKS MEMORIES: Going to the NBA Finals in 1999. How he got his “H2O” nickname. Where he got him pure jump shot from.
  • CURRENT KNICKS: Julius Randle’s growth and leadership. Randle reminds him a bit of Larry Johnson. Tom Thibodeau was meant for this. Team feels good about what has happened this year. Playoff games for young guys will be huge.
  • KNICKS TURNAROUND: “Everything matters.” Not just the coach or president or players, it’s everything. Level of trust that is important.

Catch up on all episodes of “Big Apple Buckets,” a New York Knicks podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the crew on Twitter @sal_licata, @JunkYardDogJW and @JakeBrownRadio. New episodes of the show drop Tuesday afternoons.

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