The New York Knicks have exceeded expectations and it looks like the league is rewarding them for their efforts. The Knicks have six games set to air on ABC, TNT, and ESPN after the All-Star break. That’s up from only one in the original schedule– the biggest increase in the league.
The Knicks are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks rank in the top five in defense overall and have done a great job defending the three-point line.
Knicks forward Julius Randle is having a career season, which is why he has been rewarded with his first All-Star appearance. The Knicks are currently 18-17 for the season. Going into the season, the team was projected to win just 22 games.
When the Knicks are relevant, that instant ratings for the NBA. When the Knicks are interesting, you can now include the country’s biggest market into the mix.