How did Westchester do last season?
In their inaugural NBA D-League season, the Westchester Knicks stood as one of the worst squads in the league as they finished with a 10-40 record. The most notable part of the Westchester Knicks would be Langston Galloway. The 6'3 guard had an impressive stint with Westchester before being picked by the big-league club, where he became one of the brighter parts of a struggling team.
How will Westchester do this season?
At least based on the structure of their roster, it would appear that Westchester will have an improved season over last year. Returning to the squad is Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who should be on a mission to showcase himself as a potential NBA call-up after he was waived by the New York Knicks. Alongside that, the team has an exciting core of affiliate players coming in. Former Harvard 3-and-D wing Wesley Saunders has plenty of potential as a perimeter threat that knows how to get to the free throw line. Michigan State alum Travis Trice is a highlight reel waiting to happen based on his speed and ability as a facilitator. DaJuan Summers is a former D-League All-Star that does a lot of his work based on athleticism and ability to attack the offensive glass.
Who is the most likely call-up?
While he isn't the most highly touted name on this team, Wesley Saunders has a solid chance of getting called up due to his major skill-sets. He's a lanky 6'5 wing that's showcased himself as a good on-ball defender that can hit the perimeter jumper. In an evolving game that has a high value on 3-and-D wings, Wesley Saunders could definitely pursued if he gets to a hot start with Westchester.
Who is the most likely assignee?
On a New York Knicks team that seems to be putting a lot of value in younger players (Porzingis, Grant and Galloway), it seems like the team's brass is focused on developing their talent . However, Cleanthony Early might be the the most likely candidate as he's been sitting on the bench through this young NBA season.
Will Jimmer Fredette return?
The Knicks drafted Fredette with the second overall pick in the D-League Draft this year, but he has since gone on to sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Pelicans. It's not so much a matter of will, but when will Fredette return? Once he's the odd man out in New Orleans, he'll likely come back to the D-League. If he does so sooner than later, he'll likely garner M.V.P. consideration.