Reags gets together with Clem for this episode to have a therapy session about their beloved New York Knicks. The season is over, but as everyone knows it’s officially Knicks SZN as they attempt to find a new head coach, have a star going through a torn ACL injury and have a top-10 pick in the upcoming draft.
The Knicks finished 29-53 this year and somehow that is still a massive disappointment strictly because 29 wins is too much. The guys talk about how they wish New York just flat out tanked in order to get a top-5 pick in this top heavy draft, with the chance to get someone like Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic or Marvin Bagley.
Clem and Reags also get into why this offseason feels the most bleak in recent memory. Most notably it’s due to the fact that Kristaps Porzingis is dealing with a torn ACL and may miss all of last year. As if coming back from a torn ACL isn’t tough enough, trying to do it as a 7’3″ unicorn is likely even tougher.
This episode goes all over the place. The guys talk about the Jeff Hornacek firing and what they made of his era before getting into potential candidates for the open position. The most important thing here is the fact they remember Mark Jackson as a Pacer and not a Knick and why that’s important to remember during the coaching search. There’s a trip down memory lane as they talk about the 90s teams and the Allan Houston free agency signing. When’s the next time the Knicks will sign a top-5 free agent?
After that they talk about the draft and who they’d like to see the Knicks pick before talking themselves into getting Kawhi Leonard. It’s truly off the rails as there is depression, tears, laughter and flat out therapy.