The New York Knicks ended the 2012 campaign on a very sour note, but heading into training camp for the 2013 season everyone on the team is saying all of the right things. Amar’e Stoudemire says he’s healthy again and in great shape, Raymond Felton told HOOPSWORLD in Las Vegas he was as hungry as ever to get back on the court, Carmelo Anthony is saying he sees titles in the team’s immediate future and Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby are both saying they’re willing to sacrifice their numbers in order to push the team over the hump. The Knicks look really good on paper, but the game isn’t played on a stack of loose-leaf paper. I’m not personally sold on the Knicks putting it all together this season. If they do, they can definitely make some noise but I’m not ready to co-sign this as a formality just yet.
5th Place – Atlantic Division
Tommy DeeThis is a few days old and I wanted to take some time to digest it. I’m an optimist and I think the Knicks have a strong season, but they can certainly have their share of struggles. That said, I see no way, unless there is a catastrophic series of injuries, that they finish dead last in the division. Read other’s takes here.