Julius Randle, Tom Thibodeau headline Knicks snubs

Based on the new GM survey, you’d never know the Knicks finished 41-31 – fourth place in the Eastern Conference last season.

Reigning Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau didn’t get a lot of love and Julius Randle, in dozens of player categories, was ignored after being voted All-NBA second team last season.

In the GM’s Eastern Conference rankings, the Knicks finished out of the top seven, receiving zero top-four votes from the other 29 GMs.

The actual Garden fared the best as the Knicks finished third in voting for best home-court advantage with 10 percent of the vote.

 Also, Kemba Walker was fifth in most underrated offseason addition category.

The Knicks, who led the league in opponents scoring average, FG percentage and 3-point percentage, finished out of the top four in the category of “Best Defensive Team.’’

Tom Thibodeau (left) and Julius Randle did not get any love in the NBA GM’s Survey.
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Thibodeau didn’t receive a vote for “Best Coach’’ or “Best Manager/Motivator’’ but was selected No. 1 in the coaching category of “Best Defensive Schemes.’’  

In the best assistant coaches department, 16 received votes but nobody from Thibodeau’s staff.

Rookie Miles McBride was named in “also receiving votes’’ on “Best Steal of the Draft.’’ The West Virginia product was taken No. 36.


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