Excellent annotated listing from Metro.
Ranking the teams beyond the first and last few is very difficult. We could be very good. Our weak spot might be at point guard. Kidd is not what he once was. Prigioni is an unknown. I am not a fan of Felton, but if he can concentrate on ball distribution and defense and replace his volume shooting Knicks history with selective shooting, he could well convert me. Unless absolutely necessary, given our other offensive weapons, he should never take the last shot.
I am intrigued by Denver and Minnesota. Keep your eye on the Russian whose name is not Kirilenko. Shved could help them very much. Denver will run the hell outof everyone else. Our games with them should be very interesting.
It looks as if we will have Rasheed and there are suggestions that the last roster spot could go to Kenyon Martin once it is clear that he will not make more than the veterans minimum from any other team. If so, the Knicks will provide a new definition for "veteran" team.
Good stuff Metro!
The fact that they listed the Nets exactly one spot above shows hate!
Look our owner has pissed off the media so they take it out on our team....ok fair enough...but take shots all they want the game is played between the lines!
Hell they can say we are the 30th best team in the league and it won't matter one bit if we play as good as this team is built to be.
So it may be us being overly hyped (although Knick fans are by and large realistic about our team each year) or them down playing us let the season start and let's see what is what!
Smh @ Prokherov, Jay-Z and the Nets funding ESPN to hate on us
It wont matter once we prove we have the better team :gony:
Philly? Seriously? Espns a joke. **** them I wonder what they'll say when we win a title. "They simply got lucky had the _____ made more shots they would've beat the Knicks, Knicks caught a break" suck my dick ESPN.
While now I think we are better, I admit past performances have to count for something because we haven't played a game yet
I could deal with being 12th because every team above that would have won atleast one playoff series in the past 2 seasons.
But being behind the nets makes zero sense at all.
Maybe this could be off simply of how the Nets handled us last time we met them and how Williams went off on Lin...maybe that's all ESPN remembers of the Nets vs Knicks.
Last thing I remember the Nets were in the lottery and we were in the playoffs
They added Joe Johnson and ****
We added major depth in Felton/Kidd/Brewer/Camby/Wallace/Thomas
**** the media
Rasheed Wallace for Josh Harrelson
Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd for Jeremy Lin
Ronnie Brewer for Landry Fields
Marcus Camby for Jared Jeffries
Kurt Thomas for Dan Gadzuric
Pablo Prigioni for Mike Bibby
can anyone honestly say we are worse than last year??
BULL**** plain and simple.
Let them underestimate.
When Felton is throwing alley oops to STAT and Melo is pouring in 30 every night, I'll be that dude tapdancing on ESPN's rankings.
can someone explain to me why the clippers are #5? i don't get it.