Tom Thibodeau’s crew will play on Christmas

The NBA’s 2022-23 schedule is out, and it features the Knicks opening on national television and being included in the Christmas Day festivities.

As usual.

Coming off a 37-45 record and 11th-place finish in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks were still tapped to start the season Oct. 19 at Memphis on ESPN.

The Knicks will be featured on national television — ABC, ESPN and TNT — 13 times, the same as the crosstown rival Nets.

RJ Barrett
RJ Barrett will be on a national stage 13 times with the Knicks this season, and will face the Sixers on Christmas Day.
Jason Szenes

Here are some more takeaways from their schedule:

Tampering trouble

The Knicks’ overly brazen pursuit of point guard Jalen Brunson — whom they pried away from the Mavericks with a four-year, $104 million contract in free agency — brought on a tampering investigation by the league offices.

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