HEY FANATICS AND FRIENDS, THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION. HERE AT KNICKSFANATICS BLOG NEXT WEEK WILL BE PREVIEW WEEK. ALL WEEK LONG, BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS WE WILL PUBLISH PREVIEWS OF THE KNICKS AND THE KNICKS VERSUS OTHER TEAMS FROM YOU, OUR OWN BLOGGERS.
Let’s call this open source previewing. As an old time blogger who once haunted the comment section of mainstream media (MSM) Knicks blogs such as those at the Daily News and Newsday, I am a firm believer that some of the most knowledgeable basketball minds in the blogosphere are not running the blogs but have as much, if not more, insight to offer for us basketball addicts. Well, I’ve read almost all of the pre-mature previews, those published before reshaped teams even practiced together, and now it is time for us to read previews which are a little bit more informed with recent pre-season information and perspectives. That’s where you folks come in. WE INVITE YOU TO SHARE YOUR PREVIEW OF THE KNICKS OR YOUR PREVIEW OF THE KNICKS VERSUS YOUR FAVORITE OTHER TEAM. During preview week, we will publish the previews in the Penthouse all week long. (We do reserve the right not to publish submissions that are just plain stupid garbage, which we don’t expect from anyone but trolls.) Feel free to submit your previews to me at LINJLNY@aol.com.
To help those who are not sure how to structure their preview, just feel free to answer any of the following questions in your preview. I’m excited to see how your thoughts compare with those of the self-anointed experts on Knicks basketball.
For Knicks Previews you can answer any of these questions:
How have the Knicks changed since last year and is it for better or worse?
What will or must D’Antoni and his coaching staff do for this team to be competitive and reach its full potential?
What do you expect the starting line-up and bench rotation to be and why?
Will your projected starting line-up and bench rotation survive the season, and why?
What changes do you expect to see in the Knicks offense and defense?
Who will be the Knicks breakout players this season and why?
Who is most likely be a disappointment, based on expectations, this season?
What will the Knicks record be after the first ten games?
What will be the Knicks record at the end of this season?
For Those Who Want To Do “Knicks Versus” Previews (e.g. Knicks versus Heat) you can answer any of these questions:
What advantages do the Knicks have against its opponent?
What disadvantages do the Knicks have against its opponent?
What must the Knicks do in order to beat its opponent?
Which coach has the advantage in the chosen match-up?
How do the starters and rotations match-up?
What do you expect the Knicks season record to be against its opponent?
Hey, what are you waiting for. Pull that preview together. We’re looking forward to hearing your take.