Originally Posted by Rameek
For the people that predict plus 45 wins explain it....
Just to say this team is talented isnt enough IMHO. You have an average PG in Felton, You have a crusty Jkidd, You have a very good defensive Center that loves techs, You have a great scorer in Melo, you have Stat who knows what he is, Shump great on ball defender young, Camby can rebound and block shots
No one else is consequential! You need great talent to win in this league or a great coach that can get the most out of his players...
The Knicks have neither but they have some talent and a coach that isnt special. That doesnt equate to 50 plus wins in the NBA.
STAT knows what he is? Which is what? An MVP candidate two seasons ago?
Novak doesn't miss.
JR Smith is one of the most offensively talented wing players in the game.
If you draw out last year to an 82 game season, the Knicks winning percentage would give you ~45 wins, so an improvement from that isn't out of the ordinary.