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    Default Who do you think will be our toughest opponent next season?

    I don't know about toughest, these teams the Knicks I think will have to prepare for the most:

    Lakers - With the addition of the best passer in the league, and a legendary all-around shooter, they have arguably the best backcourt in the league, if I was guessing, they will be. They also have a very, very tough front-court in Bynum and Gasol, at least when they're on, which they weren't against the Thunder in the Playoffs this year. We took care of a lot of that with the addition to our team with Chandler, and now we're ready for the set-ups with Nash with the addition of Camby, Kurt Thomas, and Kidd. Shumpert will also be big when he returns.

    Heat - Ray Allen may not be playing at a superstar level anymore, but on this team, I wouldn't be surprised if he has an impact of one. Battier and Miller got hot in the Finals, Ray Allen being hot is the norm. Who knows how Wade will play in the regular and post-season next year. On the decline or will he be back to being a superstar?

    Those might be the two toughest. The Thunder has given us problems the last few seasons, but now we have a lot of defense and instead of D'Antoni we have Woodson.
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    Miami for sure.


    Our D is much improved and will be tested w the fire power they have both in starting 5 and bench.

    With our lack of shooting they will put a lot of pressure on us.

    In the matchups it will be key that Stat hits his mid range jumpers plus Shump Felton need to knock down 3's with regularity in those matchps which will open things up for Melo to go one on one.

    OKC will present the most challeng to our Defense.

    All five of our players are going to need to play solid D against their starting 5

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    Miami but I wonder if we can be better then Bumston...while i do think they did a nice job of filling out their roster I do still see some problems. What stands out to me is...

    Paul Pierce had probably his worst playoff run ever last year. There was talk about him being hurt and he did have tough matchups in all 3 rounds, but anytime a player is 34 or 35 u gotta bring up age.

    Garnett played great last year and in the playoffs until the last 2 games. But what does he have left at this point? I think once your over 35 theres a chance of a significant drop off in production with every new season

    Can their forwards and centers hold it down for them?

    Solid, but im not too impressed

    Garnett
    Bass
    Wilcox
    Fab Melo
    Jason (or the other) Collins
    Sullinger


    I like what we have more

    Chandler
    Stat
    Camby
    Kurt Thomas

    I was too quick to say the Oldtics would be better then us, now that i have rethought this who knows. But i cant rule us or them out, One thing i do know is Miami will have the best record in the East.

    At least we dont have to worry about the Bulls

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    not even close, its Miami

    if lakers got dwight then they would still be 2nd

    Miami has the defense and the 3 point shooting to worry about, plus all the star power and hopefully with less flopping we can get some revenge

    No more of Lebron James crying from a Tyson Chandler pick, and then getting back up quickly to sink the free throws as if nothing happened

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    Don't mean to sound like a complete cliché cornball, but our toughest opponent next season is gonna be ourselves. I think we have the pieces to make some serious noise.

    It's gonna have to be a collective effort, with no personal goals in mind for any one individual.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Don't mean to sound like a complete cliché cornball, but our toughest opponent next season is gonna be ourselves. I think we have the pieces to make some serious noise.

    It's gonna have to be a collective effort, with no personal goals in mind for any one individual.

    This. We have soooo many question marks within our team, as it is.


    Can Melo and Amar'e finally establish a good 2-man game?

    Is Camby, Kidd, and Thomas too old to truly help us contend in the playoffs?

    Can Woody prove he can create a non-ISO typ of offensive scheme?

    Can JR Smith finally stop chucking up terrible shots and play team-ball consistently?

    How will Felton bounce off of his worst regular season?

    How will Amar'e bounce off of his worst regular season?

    There are much, much more questions than the ones I posted above, but you get the idea. IMO, training camp will be the most vital part of the whole season.

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    I honestly think we could beat Boston this year. We were 2-2 against them last year (The 2 games we lost, we blew big leads). I don't think Boston got tremendously better for them to be a 2 seed. Although KG & Pierce is still great players, they are aging despite putting up great numbers last year.
    I don't think Boston will be a 2 seed, but that's just me.

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    Houston will be a problem because we know what J-Lin can do against Superstar Teams. J-Lin will be motivated to come in, drop the buckets, like Jordan used to light up the Garden.

    Heat are tough because of LeBron, they're going to run through us. Maybe we win 1 game in the season from them, Ray Allen will drop the trey buckets, shoring up a weakness.

    You got the NETS, that's the rivalry there, EVERY GAME WILL BE INTENSE AND CLOSE!!!

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    Houston?


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    I wouldn't be worrying about any WC teams. Like Clyde said about paying tax on Lin "Worry about later, later". Let's beat the EC teams like Miami, Boston, Chi and even the Nyets and get out of the second round before thinking about the Fakers.

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    Bucks/Cavs--- we struggle against them all the time for some reason

    Heat--- The obvious choice, we will be tested early in the season when we face them NOV 2nd.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Don't mean to sound like a complete cliché cornball, but our toughest opponent next season is gonna be ourselves. I think we have the pieces to make some serious noise.

    It's gonna have to be a collective effort, with no personal goals in mind for any one individual.
    I like this answer right here, this team definitely is loaded. I think the Celtics and Heat have set the format for what it takes, its really about how bad everybody on the team wants it. Several players are talkin the talk, but talk is cheap. I wanna see them walk the walk

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    BOBCATS/HORNETS/CAVS

    Any garbage team that the knicks don't bring their A-game... happens all the time. Melo is particularly prone to having an off night if he doesn't feel like it's a "big game".

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    The refs anytime we play Miami we start strong and then they gift Miami 20 fts in a quarter. Lebron makes jared jeffries look like a brick wall.

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    Originally Posted by darkoverlordoftheuniverse
    The refs anytime we play Miami we start strong and then they gift Miami 20 fts in a quarter. Lebron makes jared jeffries look like a brick wall.
    Maybe we need the Lerbon stare down


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