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Clutch 03-31-2012 05:34 AM

Quick question
 
Will the Knicks make the playoffs ?

Record: 26-26
Games left: 14
Standings: 8th seed.
4.5 games behind Atlanta (.441 SOS,2nd easiest in the league)
3.5 games behind Boston (.556 SOS,toughest in the league)
2.5 games behind Philadelphia (.460 SOS,3rd easiest in the league)
1.5 games ahead of Milwaukee (.435 SOS,easiest in the league)

*SOS = strength of schedule,based on winning percentage of the opponents.

We have a tough schedule and everyone around us has one of the easiest in the league except Boston who is 3.5 games ahead of us.

I don't want to hear answers "Maybe,if Milwaukee starts to lose..." or something like that.
I just want to hear your honest opinion on whether the Knicks will make the playoffs or not ?
With 14 games remaining it's time to really wonder about that.

knickscity 03-31-2012 08:42 AM

Re: Quick question
 
Yes.

BrooklynZoo 03-31-2012 10:54 AM

Re: Quick question
 
Yes.

And in a couple days, someone will probably ask "Will the Knicks win the championship?". Why are knicks fans so fickle?:facepalm

Clutch 03-31-2012 11:01 AM

Re: Quick question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrooklynZoo
Yes.

And in a couple days, someone will probably ask "Will the Knicks win the championship?". Why are knicks fans so fickle?:facepalm

It's not just because we lost last night. I've been asking myself this question since long time ago.

We're only 1.5 games ahead of the Bucks. Bucks have the easiest schedule in the league while the Knicks have one of the toughest.
There's a realistic chance we'll miss it.
We play the Bucks one more time. Winner of that game could very well get the last playoff spot.

BrooklynZoo 03-31-2012 11:25 AM

Re: Quick question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Clutch
It's not just because we lost last night. I've been asking myself this question since long time ago.

We're only 1.5 games ahead of the Bucks. Bucks have the easiest schedule in the league while the Knicks have one of the toughest.
There's a realistic chance we'll miss it.
We play the Bucks one more time. Winner of that game could very well get the last playoff spot.


I'm not directing it at you and im not saying theyre guaranteed to make it. I'm just noticing how one day we will all be talking about how horrible the team is and then 2 wins later be talking about championships. Not a good look

BrooklynZoo 03-31-2012 11:44 AM

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and it doesn't just go for the team either, its the players as well. you would think Shumpert was in the running for ROY or something the way some of us talk about him. Hes a nice player that i like and expect to improve but to blow him up and talk about him already being the best defender in the league and how he can avg 20ppg is premature, meanwhile we have guys like Klay Thompson, Isaiah Thomas, Kenneth Faried, Kawhi Leonard, Chandler Parsons, Jordan Crawford etc who might be playin better yet we barely know who they are. Had they been on the Knicks, we would probably be talking about them being future greats... s l o w d o w n



..but to get back to the the thread, seeds 4-8 are separated by only 3.5 games (2.5 until last night) and phillys fallin. I'd be very disappointed if the knicks didnt make the playoffs. Though if Lin were to be out for an extended period, and Baron continues to break down, they'd be in some serious sh*t

Clutch 03-31-2012 12:45 PM

Re: Quick question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrooklynZoo
..but to get back to the the thread, seeds 4-8 are separated by only 3.5 games (2.5 until last night) and phillys fallin. I'd be very disappointed if the knicks didnt make the playoffs. Though if Lin were to be out for an extended period, and Baron continues to break down, they'd be in some serious sh*t

This is what I'm worried about:
Softest remaining strength of schedule (by Opp W-L):
1. Milwaukee .435
2. Atlanta .441
3. Philadelphia .460

So we're battling with 3 teams who have the easiest remaining schedule in the league.
Celtics have the toughest remaining schedule in the league but they are 3.5 games ahead of us and I simply don't see them falling out of the playoffs.

Bano114 03-31-2012 01:17 PM

Re: Quick question
 
Do I think they make the play-offs? That remains to be seen. Like others said, it depends on how healthy the team is.

The way I see it. If this Knick team does make the play-offs...good. That was what you were supposed to do.

That only buys them 1 last chance. 1 last chance next season to have major success.

If this team doesn't make the play-offs this year, that is absolutely unacceptable and drastic changes need to be made.

percelloveknicks 03-31-2012 02:07 PM

Re: Quick question
 
Yeah we make it, what we do when we get there is a different story.

The Ownage 03-31-2012 02:36 PM

Re: Quick question
 
Sucks how threads like this have to be made for discussion.

Scoooter 03-31-2012 04:11 PM

Re: Quick question
 
8th seed + healthy Stoudemire = Tit slapping Chicago. Bring it on.

The Ownage 03-31-2012 06:16 PM

Re: Quick question
 
Minus Jeremy Lin = what's up 16th pick.

EDIT: What's up Houston receiving our pick.

BrooklynZoo 03-31-2012 07:58 PM

Re: Quick question
 
knicks really need melo to step up now

Clutch 03-31-2012 10:07 PM

Re: Quick question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrooklynZoo
knicks really need melo to step up now

Big time. He was solid tonight in a win against Cleveland but he has to be amazing if we want to beat Chicago,Miami and other tough teams we're playing until the end of the season.

We also need Milwaukee to lose some games.
We're playing against them in about 10 games and winner of that game will gain a big advantage,maybe that game will decide which team will earn the last playoff spot.


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