[2017-18 NBA Preview] New York Knicks

The NBA season is almost here. While the majority of people think the NBA season is already over before it even begins (let’s just go ahead and crown the Golden State Warriors right now, right?). we still have to let the season play out because YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN, RIGHT?

What if the Warriors are involved in some kind of freak accident and everyone gets hurt?

Well, the league just opened up for all 29 other teams to win the whole thing.

Even though I personally believe it would take a plane wreck to take the Warriors down, there are some NBA teams out there that think they have the tools and weapons to do exactly that.

Are the New York Knicks one of those teams? No. No they’re not. The Knicks fucking blow. Phil Jackson has turned into one of the worst executives in the league. The “Zen Master” he is not. The good news is, the Carmelo Anthony experiment is finally over with. He’s gone and is no longer around to taint the team. The bad news, like I said earlier, the Knicks suck. Their main man is now Kristaps Porzingis and HE WANTED OUT OF TOWN AT THE END OF LAST YEAR! Somehow the Knicks convinced him to stick around, but how happy and how efficient is he going to be this year? Outside of Kristaps, this team is put together with a bunch of garbage and dudes who have no place playing NBA basketball. Ramon Sessions? Yuck. Tim Hardaway Jr? He’ll never be anywhere as good as his father. Doug McDermott? HAHAHAHAHA! Now that’s a good one. I feel really bad for Knicks fans. I truly do. This is one of the NBA’s best franchises and they deserve better. That’s not going to happen this year though.

So just how bad will the New York Knicks be this season?

LET’S FIND OUT!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Record Last Five Seasons: 54-28 (2012-13), 37-45 (2013-14), 17-65 (2014-15), 32-50 (2015-16), 31-51 (2016-17)

Last Playoff Series Appearance: 2012-13 Second-Round vs. Indiana Pacers

Last Playoff Series Win: 2012-13 First-Round vs. Boston Celtics

Last NBA Finals Appearance: 1998-99 NBA Finals vs. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Championships Won: 2


 

Head Coach:

Jeff Hornacek

Overall Record: 132-163

Record With Team: 31-51

Playoff Record: 0-0


 

The Squad:

Starters (with averages for last season):

PG: Ramon Sessions (6.2 PPG, 2.6 APG, 1.5 RPG, 12.4 PER)

SG: Tim Hardaway Jr. (14.5 PPG, 2.3 APG, 2.8 RPG, 15.2 PER)

SF: Doug McDermott (9.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 0.9 APG, 10.7 PER)

PF: Kristaps Porzingis (18.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.5 APG, 17.4 PER)

C: Willy Hernangomez (8.2 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 0.5 BPG, 19.0 PER)

Bench:

Enes Kanter (C), Frank Ntilikina (PG), Michael Beasley (PF), Lance Thomas (SF), Courtney Lee (SG), Joakim Noah (C), Jarrett Jack (PG), Damyean Dotson (SG), Mindaugas Kuzminskas (PF), Kyle O’Quinn (C)


 

Team Leaders (last season):

Points Per Game: Carmelo Anthony (22.4)

Rebounds Per Game: Joakim Noah (8.8)

Steals Per Game: Courtney Lee (1.1)

Assists Per Game: Brandon Jennings (4.9)

Blocks Per Game: Kristaps Porzingis (2.0)

Turnovers Per Game: Derrick Rose (2.3)


 

The Prediction:

19-63

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