ESPN veiw of the Knicks playoff chances
ESPN had alot to say about the Knicks making the Playoffs this season:
KG threw a big Monkey-Wrench in the Knicks chances of making the Playoffs this season.
Does the addition of Zach Randolph make the Knicks a postseason lock?
Abbott: If I'm right that Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Toronto, and probably New Jersey will make the playoffs, then there's one spot left. The Knicks may well take it, but they're not a lock for anything. Practically every player on the roster needs the ball to be effective. I hope it'll work out, but I wouldn't count on it. And they'll have to beat out Orlando, Washington, Philadelphia and everyone else.
Hollinger: Not with that defense, no. The only lock here is that the Knicks will be a bottom-five defensive team with that Curry/Randolph frontcourt. Maybe they sneak in and maybe they don't.
Stein: Even though I thought trading for Zach was a worthy risk for Isiah Thomas, if his owner is willing to take on the added expense, I have to see how Randolph and Eddy Curry co-exist before I buy all the way in. I know Zach can step out and hit jumpers, but I still have doubts about how those two divvy up the offensive touches on top of their shared defensive shortcomings.
Thorpe: No. We still need to see how Eddy Curry does when the offense does not revolve around him. And they will struggle to defend people inside. Toronto, Orlando, New Jersey, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Boston are all better on paper, leaving just one spot. And Charlotte plus the Hawks will be improved, too.
Bucher: It makes them a lock for the most volatile chemistry experiment, on and off the court. I'm most interested to see how the league determines who to suspend if an altercation occurs between teammates and someone leaves the bench area.
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1) Billups will lead the Pistons to the Playoffs.
2) Kidd will lead the Nets to the Playoffs
3) Lebron will lead the Cavs to the playoffs
4) T.J Ford will lead the Rapters to the Playoffs
5) Hindricks will lead the Bulls to the Playoffs
6) Wade will lead the Heat to the Playoffs
7) The Celtics new PG ??? will lead Boston through some Post season games.
Now the 8th, 9th, and 10th seed spot is open to
Jameer Nelson Magics,
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