As we all know the Knicks' Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony benefited greatly from their time with the Olympic team in London this summer. Both of them are playing outstanding basketball this season.
Although our recent jump over the pond is obviously just a short one, it's basically a week where they only had to play one game, which was a nice easy one for our returning players Shump and Amare to get their feet wet in (and both did play well).
I think the trip will do wonders for team chemistry, the players took in a Chelsea football game midweek and I'm sure they've been having plenty of fun exploring London.
The Knicks last 5 games of January could be a big challenge. Brooklyn are on fire right now but you know the Knicks are going to come to play in this game. We just dropped a game to Boston and you know for sure that both of those games are going to be seriously physical and chippy. It's going to be a big test for us to keep tempers under control and let our basketball do the takling.
Following that we have to play a great Philly team away from home and then a good but cold Atlanta team (and could be colder judging by Lou Williams knee). We finish the month with Orlando at the garden, hopefully on a positive.
I'm calling a 5 game win streak right here. Get your votes in.