There has been plenty of conversation around the NBA about just how much of an impact the new-look New York Knicks will have next season.
After three years of missing out on the postseason, president of basketball operations, Phil Jackson, made some bold moves over the summer to try and rejuvenate the ailing franchise.
Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, via a trade a free agency respectively, both arrived from the Chicago Bulls to give the Big Apple's starting five a completely different feel.
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Now Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis have the support they craved, and the latter has plenty of good things to say about his fellow big man, Noah, already.
“The first conversation we had, I was in the training room. He came in with his shirt off, and I was like, ‘Oh man, you’ve been working out.’…. And we kept on talking, and he just got so intense, like he really feels it. He was like, ‘Yeah, man, this is a big opportunity; we’ve got to give it our all.’"
“That’s the type of guy that we want on our team,” Porzingis said of Noah. “He brings that good energy. He brings that spirit, you know? So from the first opportunity that we got to talk, I fell in love with [his intensity].”
If all of the Knicks can stay fit, the Eastern Conference is in for a bit of a shake-up.