With the season more than half over, the Westchester Knicks have accumulated more wins through 27 games then the team won during their inaugural season. They have done well this season behind first-year head coach Mike Miller. Currently, there are three Westchester players who rank in the D-League's Top-25 Prospect Watch. Last season, Thanasis Antetokounmpo was the only player from the Knicks to represent Westchester during All-Star Weekend; the young gun finished in second place in the Dunk Contest behind Jarvis Threatt. With the All-Star Game less than three weeks away, could the team see a few players represent Westchester during All-Star Weekend in Toronto?
The Knicks have a couple players that could represent the team during All-Star Weekend. With that being said, the first player on the list would have to be Jimmer Fredette. The D-League has plenty great guards that have the potential to make the roster; Elliot Williams and Russ Smith are just two examples. If those two guards do not land with an NBA team within the next few weeks, it is likely they will represent their respective squads team in the All-Star Game.
Even though Fredette's defense is not up to par, there is no doubt he should be the first candidate to represent Westchester in the All-Star Game. He took the D-League by storm when he totaled 37 points, eight assists, and four rebounds against the Grand Rapids Drive in his season debut. There is no questioning the guard's offensive skill. He has the ability to score 20 on any given night, and he can pull up from three at a moment's notice. The former BYU product can draw a double team then find an open teammate.
Along with being a participant in the All-Star Game, Fredette would be a good participant in the Three-Point Shootout. The NBA vet is obviously well known for his shooting from beyond the arc. The Glens Falls native has shown he can catch fire from deep, currently ranked in the top-10 in three-point shooting percentage (41.3%).
While there are a few other big men that have a better chance of making the All-Star Game roster over Jordan Bachynski, he could have a chance at making the roster. Bachynski has shown improvement this season with the Knicks, especially on the offensive side. In the span of four games, the former Arizona State product posted 22 or more points in three games. In one of those games against the Maine Red Claws, the 7'2" center shot a perfect 14-14 from the field. The Knicks have five more games until All-Star Weekend, so the Canadian native has a few more games to showcase his talent.