The Knicks are the most dominant NBA team of the new year

Some people wondered whether or not the New York Knicks would move up in the NBA hierarchy after trading with the Toronto Raptors. Some people panned the deal for the Knicks, believing they gave up too much. But anyone who doubted the trade quickly changed their tune.

Since the calendar flipped to 2024 and star players OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn entered the lineup, the Knicks have been the best team in the NBA. This dominance continued Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.

New York defeated Portland at Madison Square Garden 112-84. It was their fifth consecutive victory, which is the longest winning streak of the season. The 84 points given up to the Trail Blazers also represent a new season low for the Knicks.

There is no other team in the NBA that has had this much success in 2024. The Knicks are the last undefeated team on the year and the only team to reach the five-win mark so far in January.