The Knicks defense made history against the Sixers

The New York Knicks have assembled the most Thibodeau-style rotation ever seen. From the starters to the reserves, the composition of this team requires humility, balance and stellar defensive play. The sense of urgency that resides in New York is that of a championship-caliber team learning its mistakes early while maximizing its entire rotation.

Now, with Anunoby’s return, expectations for New York defensively have shifted in the right direction, putting the NBA on notice after three consecutive opponents failed to top 80 points in today’s NBA.

Over the last five games, New York has again ranked first in defensive rating. The offense is currently ranked 26th in their last five games, but can be counteracted in a week with the return of OG, creating better looks in the half court and in transition.