I know we still have a bunch of things left to settle out this offseason, but just trying to gauge what are people's expectations from this team in 2012 to 2013. I think the thread title (50+ wins and Atlantic Division Title) are totally achievable for us this year, even with KG sticking around in Boston and the newly revamped Nets (no Howard model), given that we went 18 and 6 under Woodson to close out last year. I also think that given a playoff seed in the top 4, we will finally get out of the 1st round of the playoffs in 2013. Beyond that, it's hard to guarantee much.
Would Knicks' fans be happy with that kind of season, even if it meant still getting the boot before the Conference Finals? Seems like as a fanbase our expectations are becoming much lower going into 2012-2013 than they were a year ago.
All this expectation-gauging is under the assumption our rotation will look something like this:
C - Chandler, Jorts, possibly Jefferies or maybe a nice MLE-type guy like Camby
PF - STAT, Novak, Jorts, again possibly Jefferies back
SF - Melo, Novak
SG - likely JR Smith, Shump when healthy, James White possibly getting some minutes, maybe a pick-up like Foye
PG - Lin, Felton or equivalent minimal impact back-up PG