Having Josh Hart in a defined role for a full year is expected to yield substantial results. The Knicks acquired Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers last year, where he averaged 9.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
During his 25 games with the Knicks in the regular season, Hart displayed his versatility, averaging 10.2 points, seven rebounds and 3.6 assists, while shooting an impressive .586 from the field and .519 from three-point range. While he is not primarily known for his three-point shooting, Hart’s standout qualities lie in his extraordinary defensive skills and exceptional rebounding abilities. He infuses energy into the team, improving their overall performance.
Hart’s willingness to adapt to various roles is a significant asset to the team. As he says, “I’m all we need, man.” Whether it’s handling the ball, setting blocks, rolling or defending different positions, Hart steps up to meet the team’s needs.