Why is Obi Toppin struggling on an otherwise feel-good Knicks team?

NEW YORK — Opportunities are scarce for Obi Toppin. Thus far, he hasn’t earned more. The Knicks’ hyped rookie entered Thursday’s matchup against the Magic on a three-game stretch of playing fewer than nine minutes in each. He was hailed as an NBA-ready offensive juggernaut out of Dayton, the NCAA Player of the Year who triggered team president Leon Rose into celebration by falling to the eighth pick. But Toppin, one of the oldest rookies at 23, remains on the outskirts of the rotation with the worst net rating of any Knick other than Kevin Knox. To his credit, Toppin has maintained a positive …

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