21 February 2020; New York, New York, USA; Indiana Pacers forward TJ Warren (1) drives to the basket in the first half at Madison Square Garden against Frank Ntilikina (11), the guardian of the New York Knicks, to the basket Mandatory credit: Noah K Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020-21 NBA season for the Indiana Pacers kicks off from the comfort of their own home against a New York Knicks team that hasn’t been relevant for a long time Other than that, the last thing the Pacers want to do is the Knicks, too Underestimate Here are two reasons why the Pacers should prepare for the Knicks

This is Tom Thibodeau’s first season as the Knicks head coach and will no doubt want to get off to the best possible start with an impressive win over the Pacers.Thibodeau’s teams are known for their toughness and defensive thinking that the Knicks have lacked for the past decade

With good defensive players like Mitchell Robinson, Nerlens Noel, Elfrid Payton and Reggie Bullock implemented into a defensive system run by Thibodeau, the Knicks defense won’t be easy to hit, and the hope for New York is that Thibodeau will have one too Bringing culture change to the Mecca of basketball they have longed for for some time

The Knicks are the second youngest team in the league with an average age of 24 and have a lot of young talent Obi Toppin from the first round has shown promise in the preseason and looks at least offensively like an NBA-capable player from Toppin already has Get comparisons to a younger version of the six-time All-Star Blake Griffin, who won Rookie of the Year in 2011

These comparisons are based on similarities in physique, athleticism, and style of play. Also, don’t forget last year’s third pick in RJ Barrett Barrett enters its second season, which usually results in significant growth in games from sophomores leads After all, veterans like Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton still have a lot to offer

This is not an easy start to the season for the Pacers and they have to be in their “A” game to beat the Knicks. In the end, however, I’m assuming the Pacers’ talent and new high-flying offense for the Knicks is increasing will be a lot since I let the Pacers win 108-97 in a relatively tight game

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