ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The New York Knicks

richbertin:

ProBasketballTalk has the Knicks going 51-31 this upcoming season. Can’t say that I disagree, but much of this is contingent on the health of the roster. These players are a year older and at the advanced age of most of these guys, those knees and backs don’t heal as quickly as they used to. The window for the Knicks to make a deep playoff run isn’t as wide as it was last season, but as the Spurs show us each season, age is a variable that can either work against or for a team’s success. Of course the Knicks aren’t the Spurs though…

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

Last season: If you’ll recall, New York’s offseason leading up to last year was widely regarded as a joke. Jeremy Lin was let go, Raymond Felton was brought in, and then the Knicks seemed to sign all the oldest players available in free agency. But with the benefit of hindsight, the Knicks did about as well as you could hope for given their lack of flexibility thanks to Amar’e Stoudemire’s albatross of a contract.

Maybe it’s because a championship was never a realistic goal, but the New York’s season felt like a resounding success. Winning 54 games, battling a very, very good Indiana Pacers team in the second round of the playoffs, and developing a style of play to set the table for future teams turned what should have been a wasted season into a building block going forward.

Signature highlight from last season: Do we really have to pick…

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