Knicks Preview Special — Predictions From The World Wide Web

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.  


Previewers Predictions
Gothamist 54 games, possibly Eastern Conference Finals
ESPN 5-0n-5

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
ProBasketball Talk 51-31 Top playoff seed
The Whistle  54 Wins, 28 Losses, lose in conference semi-finals
Posting and Toasting None. Hope for second round games