Brooklyn - W
The Knicks' first 5 games are as follows:
Given that the injury status of Chandler (yet to be determined), Smith (should be cleared), STAT (out), Camby (unsure?), Sheed (not injured but fat) will lead us in to the season somewhat malnourished personnel wise, what are the chances the Knicks go 0-5 before facing Orlando in their 6th game?
What if we start this season of seasons with an 0-5 record?
The typical reaction amongst Knick fans is wide spread panic.
With a hint of realism onboard, how will you react to a nasty, putrid 0-5 start for our beloved Knicks?
Sure, it's circumstantial, but that hasn't stopped KO from fretting in the past.
Was Mike D'antoni rehired as Knicks' coach?With a hint of realism onboard, how will you react to a nasty, putrid 0-5 start for our beloved Knicks?
Last edited by knicksin60; Oct 25, 2012 at 11:29.
Humility is a virtue and pride is a vice.
A big question I have is can the team remain healthy over the course of the season. We seem fragile, any time I see a collision between two players it seems to be our guy coming out, we're also old and that front court of Chandler, Amare and Camby have injury histories.
Not likely, we were leading The Nyets after 3 qtrs with us playing mostly backup and players that won't likely be in the rotation vs. their starters!
I got us going 3-2 after the first 5
We lose to Mia
Split against Philly
Wins against Dallas and Nets
Realistic start and about as good a start as most teams would put up in that 5 game stretch.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
3-2. I think we beat the Sixers twice and either Brooklyn or Dallas
Originally Posted by Knicksin60
Who says we can't beat Miami? We beat them when we were crap twice, why is it impossible to beat them when we are better? They don't exactly start out seasons strong either
With the amount of injuries we have, we're hardly an elite team ourselves. Hence the thread. There is absolutely every chance we lose 5 straight, and it won't be the fault of anything except sour circumstance.
It won't take an elite team to beat this one as it stands (shakily) right now.
Even a 2-3 start will have this board up in arms. That's why I named the thread New York Knee Jerks. Massive fail seems to fit the mould.
As others have observed we might be better without Stat and Andrew Bynum has not played in a single preseason game and his return is questionable so we should have the edge on the 76ers.
Doug Collins told his team, injuries are not an excuse and I feel the same about the Knicks, they got these vets and depth to overcome a few injuries.
Best case scenario we go 4-1 worst case is we are 2-3 with wins vs philly and dallas.
I'd probably go to the nearest pre-school and punch a bunch of toddlers in the face to release some anger
1. Brooklyn- W, we cant lose, if we lose oh GOD
2. Miami- L, Boston is gonna beat them so they wont lose 2 in a row
3. Philly- W
4. Philly- W
5. Dallas- W- no Dirk
6. Orlando- W
5-1 to start the year