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    Default 45-37

    Give me Reasons why we cant go 45-37

    Make em legit.

    Because I Am convinced we will

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    I think many posters here are so used to the losing seasons of the past that they automatically think we win 24-29 games only LoL. They think this Knick team is still the same Knick team despite Lee (good player), Robinson (good player), Curry (doesn't even play), are the only players from the Isiah Thomas era. LoL

    We going playoffs this season!

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    We don't have the talent nor the depth to pull out a winning season with this Knick team. . They will quit halfway thru and wait for the next season. Lee and Robinson will play for personal stats in hope to land the big bucks next season. Team Chemistry will be on an all time low by februari. Many of the players won't be here next year so they won't give a **** of team basketball. Personal stats are more important...

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    And we're probably 10th-12th best in the east alone.

    Switching columns: 37 - 45 looks far less errant and far more realistic.

    Fancy a bet?

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    I hope your right but the East has improved so I expect the best we can do is 40 wins...i still think that last year was an improvement because we never had a "team" because guys were coming in and out with trades. Now that we have a team that will stay, except for the possible trade of Eddy Curry and Jared Jeffries, I know Mike D will have our guys doing their best this year.

    I expect more wins this year than last year but 45 wins might be too optimistic but I hope your right Derekharper.

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    I Dont know what I would want to pony up over KO, but I already staked 300 dollars total bets between friends that the knicks will win more than 43 games this year. I really feel they have so many pieces and a second year with mike D, and a healthy gallo, and a darko pluggin the middle to take the pressure off our perimeter. I dont think any one realizes how big of a deal not having Q rich throwing up air balls and hobbling down the court helps us. Gallo is double his worth, and Chandler will get more minutes. Hughes has a full training camp and I think will surprise every one. ANd having LEE and NAte in contract years, with playoff incentives I hope put up bigger and better numbers, The way this team is built LEE depends on every one else to get stats, and the more rebounds the better. Nate will look to score no matter what contractual situation he is in. I just really feel liek our defense cant get worse, and our offense will only get better. Therefore we will outscore about 55 percent of our opponents.

    hence

    45-37

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    Phew $300.. Ballsy. I was going to propose something less hexy like:

    1 rep point and the winner chooses the losers new avatar which the loser must maintain for the post and off-seasons. Regardless of how taboo it is. Just a bit of fun.

    37-45

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    Last year i said we'd win between 30-35 games and this year i'll say were going to win between 35-40 games.

    I expect us to be better but 45-37 is probably a stretch but i hope your right, that means we'd only be giving Utah an average draft pick.

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    You're either:

    a.) delusional
    b.) insane
    c.) on serious drugs
    d.) desperate for attention


    Please don't be one of those ridiculous fans that has ridiculous expectations and then when disappointed at the end of the season calls for Donnie and D'Antoni to be fired. Everybody living in reality knows it's all about next year.

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    Originally Posted by DontForgetDerekHarper
    Give me Reasons why we cant go 45-37

    Make em legit.

    Because I Am convinced we will
    I believe they will post more than 40 wins, mainly because Gallo will be a nightmare for other teams and the environment has changed drastically from a year ago.

    But, since you ask, to play devil's advocate, I can imagine the reasons thrown out there next April if we fail to make the playoffs:

    1. Gallo injured or still needs more games to develop
    2. too many young guys / lack of experience
    3. No D in D'Antoni
    4. selfish contract year players me first **** the team (Hughes/Harrington)
    5. weak in the middle

    So, Im hoping playoffs, but toning down my expectations

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    Default I concur

    Crazy 8's prediction looks to be more realistic. I thought the knicks would win 35-40 games last year, and I'm predicting the same this year. There have been no huge changes, other than Gallo possibly playing the whole year. 37-45 is also my prediction. That record could possibly get the Knicks the 8th seed and a playoff spot. Lets go Knicks!

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    Originally Posted by KnickfaninMA
    Crazy 8's prediction looks to be more realistic. I thought the knicks would win 35-40 games last year, and I'm predicting the same this year. There have been no huge changes, other than Gallo possibly playing the whole year. 37-45 is also my prediction. That record could possibly get the Knicks the 8th seed and a playoff spot. Lets go Knicks!
    I agree with your assessment. This team isn't going to take a huge jump like that in the win column. First of all, there is still no structure as far as the #1 or #2 option and so forth. This team is pretty much score by committee but during crunch time guys need to know what their roles are. This team still lacks good defense. Sure Nate and Lee were resigned but that didn't improve the team defense. I'm not gonna rely on Darko improving team defense since I hardly see him play. The rookies will get minimal playing time so I can't see them as being huge factors. Like you said, the team is pretty much the same. I see the team improving a bit but not enough to be a definite top 8 in the east. Not yet.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy8s
    Phew $300.. Ballsy. I was going to propose something less hexy like:

    1 rep point and the winner chooses the losers new avatar which the loser must maintain for the post and off-seasons. Regardless of how taboo it is. Just a bit of fun.

    37-45


    BET. shake and agreed 45-37

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    Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
    You're either:

    a.) delusional
    b.) insane
    c.) on serious drugs
    d.) desperate for attention


    Please don't be one of those ridiculous fans that has ridiculous expectations and then when disappointed at the end of the season calls for Donnie and D'Antoni to be fired. Everybody living in reality knows it's all about next year.
    Dude im neither, The knicks were literally like a play or two away last year from being 43-39. If you look at their games that they blew. about 10. and if you look at the games where q rich shot like 20 percent about 20. U factor in the times where D lee was in foul trouble guarding a 7 footer probably 15. and you say we improved in those areas I ahve my reasoning, while i wish it was drugs, I know its not insanity, I dont need attention from a bunch of dudes i dont know on a sports forum.

    I believe in my heart they will go 45-37.

    when it happens. Ill be sure to quote you again.

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    Originally Posted by DontForgetDerekHarper
    I Dont know what I would want to pony up over KO, but I already staked 300 dollars total bets between friends that the knicks will win more than 43 games this year. I really feel they have so many pieces and a second year with mike D, and a healthy gallo, and a darko pluggin the middle to take the pressure off our perimeter. I dont think any one realizes how big of a deal not having Q rich throwing up air balls and hobbling down the court helps us. Gallo is double his worth, and Chandler will get more minutes. Hughes has a full training camp and I think will surprise every one. ANd having LEE and NAte in contract years, with playoff incentives I hope put up bigger and better numbers, The way this team is built LEE depends on every one else to get stats, and the more rebounds the better. Nate will look to score no matter what contractual situation he is in. I just really feel liek our defense cant get worse, and our offense will only get better. Therefore we will outscore about 55 percent of our opponents.

    hence

    45-37
    You made some good points...I agreed with everything you said from Q Rich being gone, Hughes getting a full camp, to the likely hood of Nate and Lee doing good due to higher contracts.

    45 wins would be a huge improvement to everybody...we just have to stay healthy and play defense. We have scorers now and we lost the cold streak shooters like Crawford and Q Rich, which is a HUGE improvement.

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