The New York Knicks are having a solid season, which may be a surprise to some.
But with a record of 33-27, the Knicks find themselves in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
One of the main reasons for their success has been the play of point guard Jalen Brunson.
The former Dallas Maverick signed with the Knicks this year and is having a career season.
Brunson is averaging 23.9 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Also, he is shooting a career-best 41.1% from three.
Knicks general manager Leon Rose deserves plenty of credit for that signing.
He brought Brunson in this offseason and he has been well worth the investment.
That move is one of the main reasons why Knick owner James Dolan has a strong belief in Rose.
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Also, Rose brought in Isaiah Hartenstein, who has been a solid backup center for the Knicks this year.
For a second-half playoff push, Rose acquired Josh Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers.
In three games with the Knicks, Hart has flourished.
He is averaging 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and shooting 62.1% from the field.
That production comes in 26.0 minutes per game.
Even though the Knicks are not a serious contender in the Eastern Conference, they do have a nice core in place for future seasons.
It will be interesting to see if Rose brings a superstar to New York during his tenure.
New York is one of the toughest markets.
So bringing in a superstar and winning championships is the only way Rose’s tenure will be remembered.NEXT: Knicks Duo Receives Strong Praise From NBA Analyst