Steve Novak knows it is early in the season. He wants to remind Knicks fans of that, too — that it is too early to draw any significant conclusions about this team. It is only four games out of 82, he says.
Yet the Knicks, undefeated and alone atop the Eastern Conference standings, have been the league’s most dominant team. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they are only the fourth team in the past 25 years to win their first four games by 10 or more points. None of the three teams before them made the N.B.A. finals.
Again, Novak realizes it is too early to know where the Knicks will go from here.