The New York Knicks are heading into a brand new era of basketball under Phil Jackson and new head coach Derek Fisher, and are very excited about their upcoming season. They aren’t expected to be championship contenders, but they do have enough talent to make a run at the playoffs if they play up to their potential.
Despite some of the doubters surrounding them, they believe that they have a good roster and good management and that they can make a run in the East.Carmelo Anthony chose to re-sign with the Knicks this past offseason which was huge for them, and they also made a big trade with the Dallas Mavericks that sent both Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton out of town. Both Chandler and Felton had been issues as far as their attitudes were concerned, and they were able to get Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert and Shane Larkin back in return.
New York also was able to snag Cleanthony Early in the draft, and believe he is capable of playing a role in his rookie season.
Needless to say, there is finally a lot of optimism surrounding the Knicks organization after an absolutely horrific season last year. It doesn’t seem that they will be able to contend against teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, but they believe that they could push those teams in a seven-game series.
They do have one of the best scorers in the league in Anthony, and they also have good talent that fits around him well.
What five bold predictions can be made about the 2014-15 Knicks?