NBA All-Star Game 2018: Who earns top spot in All-Star player rankings?
The All-Star break has arrived, and here in a city accustomed to fame, even these guys stand out. (That will happen when you are 6-8 or so.)
But among the stars themselves, some have stood out a lot more than others, especially lately. For some, in fact, the last couple of weeks have been a near disaster.
With that in mind we set out to look at all 24 players who will be suiting up for the game on Sunday �� with apologies to the injured players who won’t participate �� and rank them according to how this season has been going and how things are shaping up from here.
But in an effort to generate short-term buzz, Prokhorov and then-GM Billy King made one of the most damaging trades in NBA history in the summer of 2013, acquiring 37-year-old Kevin Garnett and 36-year-old Paul Pierce from the Celtics for four unprotected first-round picks or pick swaps. This star-studded iteration of the Nets, billed as a superteam and LeBron challenger at the time of their construction, never made it past the second round of the playoffs and will be remembered as one of the most expensive disappointments of its era.
[Robinson] is doing an excellent job spearheading our efforts, Perry said, making sure that we have goals for each and every player, sitting with coaching staff and each individual player, establishing goals, watching film.
New York has a spotty record of player development as a whole but found success under former head coach Derek Fisher, who tasked assistants Josh Longstaff and Dave Bliss with running player development. Players on 10-day contracts, such as Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas, thrived in the program, as did Porzingis and undrafted free agent Ron Baker.
New York hopes to have similar success with Ntilikina, Mudiay, Trey Burke, Luke Kornet, Damyean Dotson and Isaiah Hicks. These players will likely have increased roles in the final weeks of the season as the Knicks evaluate who fits their long-term vision and who doesn’t.