In the latest edition of his Twitter Mailbag, Chris Mannix dives into a host of NBA topics as the postseason approaches. Among the questions answered this week:
• Who do the Hawks fear the most in the first round? Atlanta could still face a number of teams in its opening round series. Who represents the worst matchup?
• Better NBA prospect: Justise Winslow or Stanley Johnson? Winslow benefitted from deep NCAA tourney run, but Johnson had been widely egarded as the top forward in the class leading up to March.
• Will Billy Donovan make the jump to the NBA? The long-time Florida coach flirted with the Magic once before, could he be serious about leaping to the pros this time?
• Awards watch: Who will win... Mannix touches on Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player.
New York Knicks: Season in Despair
Amar'e Stoudemire silently counting down the days until he never has to put on a Knicks uniform again.
"Please send help."
Knicks pride in full effect.
The team appears to be selling more paper bags than jerseys.
How the Knicks look walking off the court after most games.
This is not a happy looking bunch.
Yup, we can't believe how much you're losing by either.
It's painful for Jeremy Lin to suit up against his old team.
Owner James Dolan horrified at the mess of a team he helped create.
Coach Fisher can't even bare to watch his own team play.
Sometimes Derek Fisher just needs a hug.
Jason Smith potentially fighting back vomit after watching an atrocious Knicks play.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had to go to a New York Rangers game to remember what it was like to win.
Tylenol was a regular part of coach Fisher's daily regimen.
Steve Kerr can't help but laugh as he thinks about how he almost signed with the Knicks before taking the Warriors' job.
We feel your pain, Tim.
You're driving Emmy Rossum crazy.
Perhaps the lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Knicks.
Langston Galloway assuring Knicks fans that they're going to have the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft.
"I've made a huge mistake."
Chin up, coach. There are only a few games left in the season.