The NBA is a business and in order to have the winning organization that the Knicks have, there has to be a level of continuity. The best teams in the East cannot afford this luxury. The huge trades of the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics have reduced New York to an afterthought in the national and social media. However, the Knicks continue to maintain a clean approach.
Thibodeau recently said: “Last year has nothing to do with this year. We have to start all over again, we have to build a foundation and we have to work hard every day.”
With the addition of Jalen Brunson before last season, New York’s goal was to fit him in and get him to a comfort level. Brunson’s confidence became evident, especially in last year’s playoffs.