The New York Knicks have many hopes for the year 2010. Most of these hopes lie in the illustrious free agent market this off-season. There is only one problem, between now and then the Knicks must play a grueling 82 game schedule in much improved Eastern Conference. GM Donnie Walsh has done everything he could up until this point in cutting cap space and keeping players happy. This season brings hope and many of the players feel they can climb into a playoff race.