Kevin Knox claims Knicks’ locker room is ‘great’ despite slow start, David Fizdale drama
Knicks head coach David Fizdale has come under fire in recent weeks as a result of his team’s poor start to this season. The team has managed to rebound a bit, and second-year forward Kevin Knox says the locker room atmosphere is “great.”
Speculation about New York’s sluggish start came to a boil when they were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in embarrassing fashion. It was their first meeting of the season, and the Cavs won it by 21 points, 108-87. Following that game, Knicks officials held an impromptu press conference to address the team’s struggles. In their second meeting, however, the Knicks came away with an impressive 123-105 victory.
There have been ups and downs this season for the Knicks, but Knox says the team is having fun:
“Aw man, the locker room is great,” Knox said, via Dime. “Like I said, the vets just make sure that we all stay up. We have a lot of fun in practice, a lot of fun in the locker room. We know it’s not the result that we wanted, but we know it’s still early in the season. We’ve got a lot of basketball left. If you look at the Eastern standings, we’re right there, we’re not too far behind. We really just stay confident in ourselves, play for each other, not worry about the outside critics and have a lot of fun.”
Knox gave credit to the veterans on the team for providing leadership and support:
“The veterans makes sure we don’t get down on ourselves, make sure we come into work every single day, work hard, practice hard, stay mentally focused on the game plan, make sure we’re diving into our film, “Knox added. “They really stay on us about that. I give props to our veterans about that. I mean, the overall locker room, the atmosphere is great still. It’s not the result we wanted but we’re not going to get too down too early.”
The Knicks have a tough matchup on Wednesday night, as their scheduled to face the Sixers inside the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is 4-0 at home this season. New York is 1-6 on the road.