The Knicks’ Ryan Arcidiacono: A Cure for the NBA’s Scoring Surge

The New York Knicks are finding their way to the top of the East in a way we haven’t seen since the ‘04 Pistons. OG Anunoby’s arrival has bolstered Tom Thibodeau’s defense, and once Mitchell Robinson returns, the paint in Madison Square Garden will be one of the most secure facilities in the world. Reserve point guard Ryan Arcidiacono has scored zero points in 20 appearances and is struggling to maintain his former shooting prowess. However, he is known for mentoring Jalen Brunson and for his performance at Villanova. Thibs’ defense makes it feel like you’re playing on double rims and chainlink nets, but Arcidiacono plays like he’s been traumatized in practice runs by Anunoby and Co. Arcidiacono is on pace to be a first ballot inductee into the Bad Basketball Wing of the Naismith Hall of Fame for his valuable work in keeping scores down, alongside the Detroit Pistons. The NBA needs more players like Arcidiacono.