View Poll Results: Is .500 realistic?

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  • It would be nice....but naw it isnt gettin done this year

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  • We'd have to dig down deep to do it, but it is somewhat possible!

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  • An 18-10 record is highly realistic

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    This is the record needed for a .500 record. That is an average of two wins-I obviously rounded up- for every one loss. In looking at our schedule that does indeed look realistic. Lets just take the next 3 games Tor,Ind,Orl. We have a good chance of winning 2 of 3 with Orlando being the likely loss.

    The problem is that we have been so eradict this season that there are no such thing as "should wins". I mean we are a team that went from beating Boston to losing to OKC and then three games later knocking off NO on the road. But, our condidence should be high after beating SA and we showed that last night.

    The Good news is that our season series against Boston, SA, and LA are finished. And we only have one more game against The Cavs

    The Bad news is that we havent started our season series against Orlando which could very well represent four losses in itself. We have 18 more road games and they are against some tough teams like Den and Utah. Plus the last game agains Clev is on the road-although that really doesnt matter either way I suppose-.



    Bottom line we need the next two and I would love to see us steal one against Orlando. More wins now allow for a wider margin of error so we need to hit a nice win streak. Six would be nice to nulify the rough skid leading to The All Star Break.

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    I really think we can do a lot better with these 2 additions though. I was pretty down on this team before the deadline but this is definately some hope. Think about dream week, we were close in all those games with players like Kobe lighting us up. Hughes can definately help us there, and having a stronger guy at C who can actually add a few points instead of Jefferies should give us that edge. IMO "Should" wins really should be wins now, and tough games have the opportunity to be wins if we hold onto ourselves in the fourth. The next week should be a good indicator of what we are capable of, granted that Wilcox and Hughes can gel with our current team quickly.


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    Originally Posted by smokes
    I really think we can do a lot better with these 2 additions though. I was pretty down on this team before the deadline but this is definately some hope. Think about dream week, we were close in all those games with players like Kobe lighting us up. Hughes can definately help us there, and having a stronger guy at C who can actually add a few points instead of Jefferies should give us that edge. IMO "Should" wins really should be wins now, and tough games have the opportunity to be wins if we hold onto ourselves in the fourth. The next week should be a good indicator of what we are capable of, granted that Wilcox and Hughes can gel with our current team quickly.

    Great Point about next week. Clyde said "Dream Week" wouldnt make or break the season, but, the losses to Portland,GS, and LAC after just compounded those losses. We have to have a serious sense of urgency this week. If we can finsish 3-1 this week then I like our chances.

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    it's not out of the question, we have a better team now and we could get it done....if we continue to play well and avoid long losing streaks then its possible.

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    Hell yea that would be great. Going from 23 to 41 wins? That would show just how much of a cancer isaiah was as a coach/gm, and hopefully he won't get hired in the nba again...well, as long as its only for the celtics...I don't mind seeing them as a lottery team again.

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    yes, I see hope. Donnie & Mike are dream workers

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    There have been many games this season in which the Knicks were a couple of pocessions away from winning but messed up towards the end.The Knicks could of easily beaten the Lakers both times they played them,could of stold 2 games from the Celtics and could of had both games that they played against Portland.I never understood the reason behind their poor performances against Oklahoma City and Minnesota.I believe that this team is a lot better than what their current record is.What separates them from the teams that are ahead of them in the eastern conference standings is the lack of a superstar.The Knicks haven't had any of those on their team since Allan Houston,and no,Stephon Marbury was never a super star when he was with the Knicks.In order for the Knicks to make the playoffs they have to go on a winning streak of at least 6 wins or more without having any major losing streak for the rest of the season.The Bucks are too good of a team to fall any more behind on.Even with out Michael Redd they find ways to win tough games.I give the Knicks a 70% chance of making the playoffs, Infact I believe that they're good enough not to get swept in a playoff series.
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    Originally Posted by johnstarky
    There have been many games this season in which the Knicks were a couple of pocessions away from winning but messed up towards the end.The Knicks could of easily beaten the Lakers both times they played them,could of stold 2 games from the Celtics and could of had both games that they played against Portland.I never understood the reason behind their poor performances against Oklahoma City and Minnesota.I believe that this team is a lot better than what their current record is.What separates them from the teams that are ahead of them in the eastern conference standings is the lack of a superstar.The Knicks haven't had any of those on their team since Allan Houston,and no,Stephon Marbury was never a super star when he was with the Knicks.In order for the Knicks to make the playoffs they have to go on a winning streak of at least 6 wins or more without having any major losing streak for the rest of the season.The Bucks are too good of a team to fall any more behind on.Even with out Michael Redd they find ways to win tough games.I give the Knicks a 70% chance of making the playoffs, Infact I believe that they're good enough not to get swept in a playoff series.
    I agree about Mil. they have not let up since losing Redd, and the most difficult part of their schedule is behind them. They face Den. today which is a team that they could lose to but the type of team they have been knocking off all seaon, only making it more important that we get a win today!

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    The Knicks next 10 games....we have the ability to go 8-2 or 7-3 all depending on how well Larry Hughes turnover/assist ratio affects our team chemistry.

    We have a 23-31 record now inwhich being 30-34 in the next 10 games will give us the leverage to fight for the 6th spot in the remaining 18 games of this season. Later for the 8th or 7th spot we do not want to face a veteran playoff team like Boston or Cavs in a series when we could go 7 games with the Orlando Magic in the first round. Seven Postseason games is a great preperation to start the 2009-10 season off with.


    This is where the February trades kick in to enhance our endurance throughout the 2nd half of the season.

    We were in dire need of a SG that can take some pressure off of Duhon & Nate in the backcourt to have fresh legs in the 4th Qtr..

    We were in dire need of a Big strong rebounder that will score downlow and work on his FT % so our double-double machine David Lee and our young offense/defense Chandler could have that 4th quarter hustle energy to bring home the game.

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    Nyk Logo 28 game schedule

    Our next 10 games will show how desperately the Players & Coach want to have a winning season (In the next 10 games we must beat every oponent that is making the playoffs).

    Rap -
    Indy -
    Orl -
    Phi -
    Mia -
    Atl - MARCH 4th
    Cha -
    NJ -
    Mil -
    Det - 10 games
    Minn -
    Clev -
    NJ -
    Sac -
    Orl -
    Orl -
    LAC -
    NO -
    Cha -
    Utah - 20 games
    Den -
    Rap - APRIL 4th
    Rap -
    Chi -
    Det -
    Orl -
    Mia -
    NJ - 82nd game
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    I stronly agree. The next 10 games are crucial. I think in total we can come out of this 20-8 depending on how our trades turn out. I would like to steal 2 out of 4 against Orlando. Wilcox helps us with Dwigght. We would've had no chance otherwise.

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    If the Knicks don't make the playoffs this season I wouldn't be disappointed at all because they would get a better draft pick.Maybe they can get as lucky as Chicago did in last year's draft by landing themselves a high pick.Next season has to be the season that they can't afford to miss the playoffs cause if they do and finish with a losing record they will not get anything for it in the draft, since they already traded away their pick.

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    i agree, our next ten games will likely determine how our season ends, lottery or playoffs,

    we started off these 10 games with a loss to the raptors, we have to bounce back tomorrow and beat Indy, we cant afford any losing streaks.

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    we should go about 6-3 over our next 9 games, hopefully......5-4 will be ok but at this point we need all the wins we could get.

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    Originally Posted by johnstarky
    If the Knicks don't make the playoffs this season I wouldn't be disappointed at all because they would get a better draft pick.Maybe they can get as lucky as Chicago did in last year's draft by landing themselves a high pick.Next season has to be the season that they can't afford to miss the playoffs cause if they do and finish with a losing record they will not get anything for it in the draft, since they already traded away their pick.
    I agree that I also wouldn't be disappointed if the knicks didn't make the playoffs as no one expected it from them all season. It would be a nice surprise if they did, but can't cry if they don't.

    Knicks have pretty much no chance of getting a top 3 pick next year..I think its something crazy like .3%..I wouldn't get your hopes up.

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