Questionable Knicks deadline trade

In the game with fewer minutes from Bogdanovic and Burks, the Knicks played the best defense they’ve had in months. The addition of both players was indicative of an added punch in the absence of Julius Randle. Randle returns early and New York wants to maintain a stellar defense, but the acquisition of both Burks and Bogey becomes questionable.

Both players are willing but inconsistent defenders from a lopsided Detroit Pistons team. Looking ahead, maximizing both ends of the floor will be critical to the success New York cultivates in the postseason.

Extended minutes should not be played with Burks and Bogey unless both players show notable consistency on the defensive side of the ball.