Originally Posted by knickscity
We are like any other true fan of their team. You are SUPPOSED to think high on your team. But of course being realistic at the same time. There are no championships coming to the Knicks next year or even the next 5 depending on how things are now. But I believe they will be much better than 23. At least double would be suffice. Ist round playoff isn't out of realm. The team has TALENT. All 29 other teams don't have more talent than we do. But we have ZERO chemistry. We are at the bottom on that. That was our number one problem last year. It don't take a whole season to determine who are you normal starting five, plus the couple other rotation players. Last year I could actually understand maybe half the season. But then again what were they doing in practice. I guess nothing. Training camp either. If the team is dealt with like it was last year then our record will probably be worse. But as a fan, I can't imagine Isaiah, who put this team together, with the belief that he found the most talented players available, will not find a way to right the ship at least to a .500 record. To me that's realistic. Then again Im being a fan of my team.
Yes I absolutely do agree the Knicks are not going to win a championship this year. But, who knows what will happen in the next five years? The team could be sold to a smart owner who brings in a great GM who is able to build a championship contender in a few years. Not likely; but it is possible.
I too fell that the Knicks will do much better this year than last. But for them to win 46 or more games is being overly optimistic -- without a major acquisition. Smart management and a little luck got the Nets Vince Carter for almost nothing. Perhaps with a lot of luck even the Knicks management could land Kevin Garnet without giving up too much. Not since the Patric Ewing draft, has the Knicks had that kind of luck, so that too is not likely either.:rollingeyes:
I feel 33 to 41 wins are much more probable this year and I personally would be thrilled if the Knicks reached 500%, which would be 41 wins!
When a team loses big, rather than blame the coach, players and GM it is easy to cite "chemistry." A losing team usually has bad chemistry. Losing does that. But lets face it, I think that LB confused and discouraged most of the Knicks last season. His absence and a consistent rotation will do much to turn the team around, improve chemistry and bring a much better record.