Summing up New York Knicks’ 2012-2013 season predictions
So, the New York Knicks gave to leap at the opportunity to silence all critics by improving on their seventh ranking in the Eastern Conference and win back the hearts of New York (especially now that Linsanity is in the past).
Here are some top picks for the bold predictions on New York Knicks’ 2012-2013 season run from across the web.
New York Knicks will win over 50 games
It’s been more than a decade since the New York Knicks won 50 games, which establishes that this as no easy task.
However, the New York Knicks put up a better performance and ended the lockout-shortened 2011-2012 season at 18-6. Expect the New York Knicks to get even better now that coach Mike Brown’s had a full offseason to put the team together and familiarize them with his schemes.
The schedule for the 2012-2013 season also appears ideal for the New York Knicks, and a quick glance will reveal winnable games stretching across specific periods.
Moreover, there appears to be a certain stability within the franchise, that could serve to enhance the overall team performance.
New York Knicks will rank amongst NBA’s Top-10 Offenses
The New York Knicks collectively scored an average 97.8 points per game in the 2011-2012 season.
Their scoring ability has a high reliance on forwards Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, who averaged 22.6 and 17.5 points per game in the 2011-2012 season. Forward Steve Novak and shooting guard J.R. Smith are also capable of sparking the New York Knicks’ offense coming off the bench.
However, the New York Knicks improved their overall shooting capabilities over the offseason by slating their bigs to workout with Hakeem Olajuwon, so expect the score from the arc to shoot-up as well.
Get past first-round of Playoffs
If the New York Knicks dominate the Atlantic division with a high enough seeding most fans will probably skip ahead of the first-round playoffs and slate their team for the Eastern Conference Finals.
While that observation may not be wrong, its not going to be an easy task beating the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, who are all coming-off strong this season.
Nonetheless, New York Knicks have deep talent and a great confidence level this season.
Last season, the New York Knicks went into the playoffs with injuries to key players on the roster and received punishment from the Miami Heat.
However, the New York Knicks have taken all-around improvements this season. Their starting rotating has witnessed radical changes that predominantly encompass the shooting and point guard positions. Even the bench mob is looking better this season.