Obi Toppin of the Knicks throws down early candidate for dunk of the year
Obi Toppin of the New York Knicks might have just thrown down the craziest in-game dunk that the game has seen in the past decade. Toppin is seen on a fast-break left alone doing an in between the legs one-handed slam.
OBI TOPPIN NO WAY. 🤯🔥
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 9, 2021
The Knicks are currently taking on a tough Indiana Pacers team that has a lot of talent but has not performed to expectations. The Pacers currently have a 50-37 lead halfway through the second quarter.
Toppin has really formed into a great player for the Knicks. It is questionable why head coach Tom Thibodeau only plays him for 15.4 minutes per night. He’s averaging 8.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in those short 15 minutes. The Knicks desperately need help inside and Obi Toppin should be the answer for them. They have struggled this season and there’s no reason to not look to the guy who has been performing arguably the best on the team.
The Knicks have a lot to work on at the trade deadline if they want to be as good as they thought they could be. They made some questionable decisions this offseason bringing in a few guys who they might have overpaid for and it looks like it’s coming back to hurt them.
New York clearly needs another point guard and somebody who can run the offense while scoring 25 plus points per night. Toppin is one of the main guy’s for the future of this team and Coach Thibodeau needs to start playing him more.