We have traveled around the World Wide Web to find the best of the Knicks previews for your perusal and enjoyment. We intend to present our view before the season starts, but it's interesting to see where all the analysts and experts — not all analysts are experts and not all experts analyze — think the Knicks will wind up this season. Everyone sees the Knicks as a playoff team. Almost everyone is afraid to suggest the Knicks will win less than 50 games. And no one has the Knicks as a Championship contender in the NBA Finals.
Unfortunately, Ii might as well let the cat out of the bag), Knicks Fanatic is not going to predict a Championship run this year either. I'm sorry to say that I don't see the Knicks becoming strong enough defensively to outplay the Heat or the Bulls this season. (The Nets are overrated because of the names on the jerseys.) But maybe, Woodson will figure something out or better yet, the players on the floor will figure out how to remain defensively intense for a full game, let alone for a full series by the end of the year.
Anyway, enjoy the collection of reviews and if we missed any, please let us know so that we can add them to the list. At the end of the year, we'll come back to see how good our prognosticators actually were.
|Gothamist||54 games, possibly Eastern Conference Finals|
Jim Cavan, Knickerblogger: 50 wins and second round loss
Jared Dubin, Hardwood Paroxysm: Second round and out
Mike Kurylo, Knickerblogger: Doubtful about Eastern Conference finals
Isreal Gutierrez, ESPN.Com: First round of playoffs
Robert Silverman, Knickerblogger: Second round exit
|Ball Don't Lie||49-33.|
|Fansided||48-51 wins, fifth or sixth playoff slot|
|WUSA9.Com||Playoffs, lowest possible position is 5th in East|
|FoxNews.com||Top playoff seed|
|The Whistle||54 Wins, 28 Losses, lose in conference semi-finals|
|Posting and Toasting||None. Hope for second round games|