The Knicks thrive on Josh Hart’s 20-game stretch

Thanks in large part to Josh Hart, the New York Knicks have not collapsed in their last 20 games. A series of injuries to Julius Randle, OG Anunoby and several other key pieces of the rotation left the Knicks with their backs against the wall soon after a 12-2 run in January.

However, Hart once again stepped into the starting small forward role and gave the Knicks production like he hasn’t seen yet. As shared by Let’s Talk Knicks on X, Hart has posted a double-double with strong distribution since January 27:

Hart was struggling in a reduced role before his reemergence. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau removed him from the starting lineup following a 21-point win over the Washington Wizards on Nov. 17.

The rise of Donte DiVincenzo and his playing of multiple positions has seen Hart regress below his career averages and his strong start in charge of the Knicks last season.