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Wayne Ellington vows to make Knicks’ opponents ‘feel’ them in every game

Wayne Ellington, Knicks

For Wayne Ellington, this year’s version of the New York Knicks is built on grit and tenacity. As such, he believes they will leave an impression on their opponents after every game — win or lose.

In an interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Ellington gave an inside scoop on how hungry the Knicks are. Just like what his teammates Bobby Portis and Elfrid Payton said, the Knickerbockers have players who are willing to put everything on the line to win.

“Man, I think that’s the recipe for success. When you have guys that are this motivated and this hungry, guys who get after it every single day and put that work in, I think that’s the recipe for success. I think that perfectly describes this group,” Ellington shared.

“Like Bobby and Elfrid were saying, we got a bunch of dogs who are relentless, who will get after it. We really do. That’s the DNA of this team, man. Win, lose or draw, at the end of the game, the opponent is going to feel us. They’re going to feel like they had a fight that night.”

The Knicks will be led by head coach Dave Fizdale, who will be in his second year with the team. Young guns like Julius Randle, Dennis Smith Jr., and lottery pick RJ Barrett are expected to play key roles in the team’s quest to return to relevance.

On paper, the Knicks appear loaded with young talent and potential. However, it’ll be their attitude and how they approach games which will truly show if they can reach greater heights.