Too much has been made of the Nets' Big 3 of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Not enough is being made of the Knicks' Big 15. So says Julius Randle.
Before their game against the Nets earlier this week, Knicks forward Reggie Bullock dismissed Brooklyn’s Big 3 by saying, “We got a Big Five.” He was quickly corrected by Randle, who said, “A Big 15.”
Indeed, these are some heady times for a Knicks franchise that has advanced to the playoffs only five times in the past 20 years. The Knicks are experiencing their most successful season in nearly a decade, with the chance to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
That begs the question, have the Knicks turned the corner?
That’s just one of many questions we have about the NBA. What MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic leading the way, can the Nuggets break through to the Finals? Is Jokic the surefire MVP? And should the Warriors plan a full-scale rebuild?
In Part II of this week’s NBA roundtable, we tackle those questions and more. USA TODAY Sports’ Larry Starks moderated the discussion with a panel of NBA experts from around the USA TODAY Network: Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Berry Tramel of the Oklahoma City Oklahoman and Chris Iseman of the Bergen County Record.