The season might be over, but there is still plenty to look forward to in the world of Westchester Knicks basketball. Here are five things to know about your #DubKnicks for the week of April 3, 2017.
Season Finale: Westchester was handed a tough 116-102 loss to the Long Island Nets in its final game of the 2016-17 season. After the action, the Knicks finished in third place of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 19-31. Westchester was the fifth best three-point shooting team in the league, owning a 37.3 percent mark collectively as a squad. The Knicks were 12-13 at the Westchester County Center this campaign, and compiled a record of 7-18 on the road. At the conclusion of its third season, the Westchester Knicks hold an overall franchise record of 57-93.
— Westchester Knicks (@wcknicks) April 3, 2017
Top Performers: Despite losing in its season finale, the Knicks received several strong performances. Jaylen Bond, Nikola Jovanovic, and Travis Trice II all recorded a double-double. Bond earned 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds – his best performance of the season.
Nikola Jovanovic powered his way to 22 points, also grabbing 14 rebounds. Though he was only with Westchester for the last month of the season, his final performance was one to remember.
With 17 points against Long Island, Travis Trice II officially scored in double-digits in all nine of his appearances with the Knicks this season. He also added in 10 assists on Saturday for his second double-double.
Assignee Action: Assignees from the New York Knicks were a major part of Westchester’s season as Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee, Maurice Ndour, and Chasson Randle all suited up for the Westchester Knicks. Ndour was the most frequent visitor, appearing in 18 games. He maintained an average of 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Plumlee saw action in 15 games, owning an average of 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds.
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— Westchester Knicks (@wcknicks) March 30, 2017
Ron Baker appeared in four games with Westchester. He averaged 12.5 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.3 rebounds in his performances.
Chasson Randle played in 19 games for Westchester before receiving his NBA Call-Up with the Philadelphia 76ers. After being waived by the 76ers, he landed back with the New York Knicks. Once with New York, Randle was eligible for assignment. On March 28, he was assigned to the Westchester Knicks for a clash with the Canton Charge. In the matchup, he owned a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists.
Nah really though – he earned it.
(23 points, 10 assists) pic.twitter.com/4xWbrqRJh3
— Westchester Knicks (@wcknicks) March 29, 2017
The Action: Over the 50 games of the regular season, several players showed a remarkable ability to constantly be prepared for action. Kevin Capers owns the honor of playing in the most games for Westchester with 48 appearances this season.
Keith Wright was just behind him, playing in 47 of the Knicks’ 50 games. Jaylen Bond and Doron Lamb were the only other players who appeared in more than 40 games. Damien Inglis started in 39 games for Westchester this season. No other player started in as many games as Inglis did.
Theme Nights: At the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Westchester announced that it would be adding to the ultimate fan experience by hosting several theme nights throughout the season. From a variety of experiences including Star Wars Night, Knicks Legends Night, Veterans Night, and many others, the team delivered on its promise. Fan Appreciation Day was the headline for the Knicks season finale against the Long Island Nets. In all, there was a unique theme night or giveaway for all 24 games at the Westchester County Center this season.
— Westchester Knicks (@wcknicks) April 1, 2017