It’s hard to imagine where the New York Knicks will go next. Entering last NBA offseason, the future looked bright. Julius Randle had emerged as a bonafide superstar. RJ Barrett was making strides towards the same mark. The supporting cast was delivering, and the Knicks earned a trip to...
Obi Toppin has been a polarizing figure among the New York Knicks fanbase ever since he popped out as the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Some are lobbying for the Knicks to trade Julius Randle and invest in Toppin. But are also those who lamented how Leon Rose bungled his first draft selection as the team president and should have instead picked heady playmaker Tyrese Haliburton.
The third-year Knicks standout is one of several young basketball stars assembled by Wade to talk about the future of hoops.
Fans and commentators often criticize NBA players daily, whether it be because they played badly or due to something that went on in their personal lives. They are in the public eye and can’t escape people talking about them. Some players let it get to them, but New York Knicks star Obi Toppin welcomes the criticism when it comes from players who previously played in the league.
While it may have been a season of disappointment for the New York Knicks, there is still plenty to be optimistic about for next year. The 2022 NBA Draft, free agency, and NBA Summer League are all taking place within the coming months as the Knicks continue to bolster their young talent moving forward.
This year’s playoffs breakout star, Jalen Brunson, could have been the starting for the New York Knicks now instead of being their primary free-agent target this summer. But Leon Rose passed up on a Dallas Mavericks deal featuring Brunson in the 2020 NBA Draft. Rose and the Knicks stuck with their guts and went on to use the no. 8 selection on Brooklyn native Obi Toppin.
Obi Toppin’s NBA career to date is a textbook example of the limitation of scouting. Heading into the 2020 Draft, Toppin was widely regarded as a dynamic offensive player who may struggle on defense at the professional level. So far, he’s been the exact opposite. The 9.0 points...
The Knicks finished their dismal season with a win, a sellout crowd, another career-high explosion by Obi Toppin and another triple-double from Immanuel Quickley. After scoring 35 points Friday in Washington, the 2020 lottery pick rang up 42 points as the Knicks took out the playoff-bound Raptors, 105-94, before 19,812 at the Garden. Meanwhile, the Knicks’ other 2020 first-rounder, Quickley, starting in place of injured RJ Barrett, pumped in a career-high 34 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Toppin drove Quickley to the game and claimed they both predicted great things. “We was coming to the game, and he was sitting in the car...
Obi Toppin and the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening to wrap up their 2021-22 season.
Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin each capped their season-ending surges in style Sunday night, when Quickley posted a triple-double and
Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin left an indelible mark on Knicks fans with a season finale stunner, both tallying new career-highs against the Raptors. NEW YORK, N.Y. — Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley’s career-high nights leave the New York Knicks with questions for next season. This game, the final of the 2021–22 season, had no effect on either team’s place in the standings—the Toronto Raptors were locked into the fifth seed and the Knicks had already been mathematically eliminated from the play-in tournament. New York only had eight players available, but two of them, Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley, gave the fans who still showed up to Madison Square Garden a glimpse of a potentially bright future.