It’s been a long wait, but here’s the first official list of New York Knicks and New York Jets players who are worth paying attention to.
The list comes from The Sports Gene, which released its annual rankings for the best players in the NBA and NBA-CBA.
It doesn’t include New York’s own Kristaps Porzingis or anyone from the Los Angeles Lakers or Philadelphia 76ers, though.
Here are the top 10:1.
Kristaps KucherovKucherovs is the first player on this list.
He’s not just the best point guard in the league; he’s the best guard in any league.
That’s not to say he doesn’t have issues defensively, but he’s always been one of the league’s top scorers.
His shooting numbers are down from his rookie season, but the big man has become one of New Yorkers greatest assets in the clutch.
Kuc, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, averaged 23.3 points, 6.9 assists, and 5.2 rebounds for the Knicks in his first season.
He averaged 18.9 points and 4.3 assists in 2016-17, and made a jump in scoring from his first year to his second.
He was one of a handful of Knicks who helped propel them to the playoffs in each of his three seasons, and his ability to find open teammates with his quick hands has helped the team win a franchise-record seven NBA championships.2.
Kevin LoveKevin Love is the third-best point guard on this year’s list, behind only Porzingas and Porzingi.
He is a legitimate All-Star, and the first to lead his team in scoring each of the last four seasons.
His passing has improved this season, too, which has helped his team win the NBA’s best record in the first half of the season.
Love is also one of just a handful in the history of the sport who can take his team to the Finals.
The only other Knicks player to win the Finals is Carmelo Anthony, who did so twice in 2015-16 and 2016-2017.3.
Joakim NoahJoakim was a dominant scorer and rebounder for the Orlando Magic last season, and he could be the next big thing in the Knicks’ offense.
He leads the league in assists per game and is also third in scoring per game.
Noah has a nice range, and can score from all over the floor.
He scored 25 points on 12-of-20 shooting in his only appearance against the Philadelphia 76, and should have more chances to score against any team in the Eastern Conference.
Noah is the fourth player in franchise history to reach 20,000 points and 100,000 rebounds, and that should make for some exciting scoring opportunities against teams that might not be able to guard him.4.
Victor OladipoThe No. 3 overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft is one of two players on this team with more than 30,000 career points, which is a huge number for a point guard.
He has become a solid offensive player for the New York Magic, as he averages 16.6 points and 5,000 assists over his career.
is a career 22-of, 39-of.
from three-point range.5.
Marcus SmartMarcus Smart has been the best shooter in the New Orleans Pelicans’ history, as well as one of their most dominant players.
The team won five NBA titles with him in 2017-18, and it’s a safe bet he will have a huge role in the team’s future.
Smart is averaging 23.8 points and 10.9 rebounds for New Orleans this season.
His play has been one reason the Pelicans are so dominant.6.
Bradley BealBeal is a two-time All-NBA first-team selection who will likely be one of three first-round picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Beal has averaged 24.1 points and 9.3 rebounds for Washington this season as part of a backcourt that is very talented.7.
Kyle LowryKyle Lowry is one-half of a two the Lowry twins, who played for the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors from 2014-15.
The Raptors won the NBA title in 2016, and Lowry helped them accomplish that in his rookie year.
Lowry is averaging 25.5 points and 12.6 rebounds for Toronto this season after scoring 23.7 points and 11.1 rebounds for Miami in 2017.8.
Dario SaricDario is another player who can score a lot from the perimeter.
The 6-foot-7 guard is one for the history books.
Saric averaged 23 points, 9.6 assists, 4.9 boards, and 1.8 steals for the Los Feliz Warriors last season.9.
Kyle AndersonAnderson, the No. 10 pick of last year’s draft, was a major part of the Warriors’ success in 2017, scoring