Opinion: New York Knicks should sign LiAngelo Ball



The New York Knicks beat the Houston Rockets 106-99 in Texas on Saturday night to go 9-7 in their first 16 games.

After making the playoffs last season for the first time since 2013, the Knicks are once again a good team.

The addition of Tom Thibodeau as a head coach changed their entire culture and he won the NBA Coach of the Year award last season.

I think the Knicks should sign LiAngelo Ball and give the middle brother a chance because he’s a 22-year-old forward who can defend and shoot basketball.

Right now he’s playing for the Charlotte Hornets G-League team, the Greensboro Swarm, and in his first game he has exploded off the bench.

He scored 22 points in just 24 minutes and shot 9/13 from the field and 4/7 from three points.

It also comes from the NBA Summer League where he averaged 9.6 points per game in five games, and in Game 1 he had 16 points, two steals and five three-pointers.

Lonzo Ball is thriving on the Chicago Bulls and was the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and LaMelo Ball was just named Rookie of the Year for the Charlotte Hornets.

Of course, LiAngelo isn’t the prospect they’ve ever been, but he has an unfair reputation for not being good.

I think playing for Coach Thibodeau would help make him a legitimate NBA player, and fans at Madison Square Garden in New York would love him.

While no interest has been reported, I think the Knicks should consider taking the plunge.


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