the numbers for the Knicks suggest this team could win 48 games. Such a leap can be traced to the
- elimination of negative producers
- the addition of Amare Stoudemire, Raymond Felton, Kelenna Azubuike, and Anthony Randolph (players who more than make up for the loss of David Lee)
So according to my numbers the Knicks – despite missing on LeBron – might have actually built a playoff team. This is also a very young and athletic team, that has a decent chance of having one of their young players (Walker, Gallinari or Randolph) make a significant leap in productivity.
That’s a little high even for an optimist. The calculations were created from a combination of apparent productivity and minutes. My biggest issue is trying to wrap my head around who is going to play those minutes. I hear that Toney Douglas will get some minutes opposite Felton. Where does that leave minutes for Bill Walker?
Finger point to JCinMD for the link