SG analyst and former Knick great Walt "Clyde" Frazier told WFAN's Mike Francesa he believes the Knicks are capable of maintaining their early-season success.
New York enters tonight's game at Madison Square Garden against the Toronto Raptors with a 9-7 record, including an 8-3 mark at home.
"You know, last year we were 14-10. And then. And then," Frazier said. "So this year, I'm believing in this team, though. I think they're going to get better. … What they can't afford to have is an injury, a key injury to one of their players."
Frazier called Kristaps Porzingis is a "catalyst" and credits coach Jeff Hornacek for keeping the team in line.
"The coach is holding them accountable, especially on defense," Frazier said. "Last year, the triangle was a problem. I think he was subservient to [former team president] Phil [Jackson]. Now he's running his own, implementing his own offense, letting guys run."
The 72-year-old also admitted he was against trading Carmelo Anthony, but admitted he should have adapted his style of play to benefit the rest of the players around him.
"I thought they should've kept him, but I also thought he should've tried to be more of a team player," Frazier said. "I always told him he should have been a 20/10/5 guy. But he wanted the 28, 29 points, not the rebounds, not getting guys involved."