Knicks hold media day, hope to build on last season’s playoff appearance

While most of that core returns, the team added a couple of veterans, including New York City native Kemba Walker. The 31-year-old guard brings leadership and his presence on and off the floor should keep the Knicks heading in the right direction.

News 12 Staff

Sep 27, 2021, 10:01 PM

Updated 1,001 days ago

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The Knicks held their annual media day Monday before training camp begins.
The last time we saw the Knicks they brought the playoffs back to the Garden. Can a new addition bring them closer to a championship?  
While most of that core returns, the team added a couple of veterans, including New York City native Kemba Walker. The 31-year-old guard brings leadership and his presence on and off the floor should keep the Knicks heading in the right direction.
“I'm home. I'm from here, born and raised and it feels like it’s getting a lot of love,” said Walker. “I'm getting to know these guys for the last couple of weeks, it's been really fun.”
Forward R.J. Barrett, entering his third season, feels the Knicks have the right pieces in place to build off last year.
“We really have a team we have a lot of weapons that's good that's what you need,” Barrett noted. “You know every night is going to be different every night its going to be somebody contributing in a different way.”
Veteran Derrick Rose has the same outlook as Barrett.
“It's about pushing each other being competitive in practice getting the most out of everyday and pushing each other there's nothing like when everyone is pushing each other,” he said. “Everybody has one common goal staying on track and we have to be better than last year.”
Julius Randle said last season was great but all the returning players need to keep moving forward. He's hoping maybe a postseason berth could be an annual event.


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