The Knicks Are Built to Win an NBA Title Like the Champion Mavericks Were

11/15/12 in NBA   |   Jnewman482   |   135 respect

May 6, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (1) shoots a free throw against the Miami Heat during the second half of game four in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 89-87. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIREWhen Amar’e goes one-on-one from outside the key, he isn’t as much of a scoring threat compared to Anthony, so defenders can lock down on New York’s three-point shooters. Meanwhile, Anthony is relegated to being just another shooter in those situations, which is a waste of his overall skills.

If Stoudemire were to come off the bench and spend less time on the court with Carmelo then that would probably help the team, but the best way to make this issue go away is for ‘Melo, Stoudemire or Mike Woodson to call a meeting between the three of them and speak up.

Of course, even if the Knicks were able to sort out an arrangement that kept both stars and Woodson happy, they would likely have to beat the Heat in the playoffs to win a championship, and Miami now possesses the team chemistry it didn’t have when it played the Mavericks in 2011.

But that’s what makes sports so unpredictable and so fun to watch. You never know what’s going to happen.

The Mavericks shocked everyone in the 2011 playoffs when they not only beat the two-time defending champion Lakers, but swept them in the second round.

They were lucky they ran into the Miami Heat when they weren’t as stable as they currently are, but if the Mavericks were able to beat the Lakers and then the Heat in 2011, then it is not implausible that the Knicks can surprise everyone this year and take home the title.

Their chances might not be great because they would probably have to beat the favorites, the Heat, and then perhaps the Lakers in the Finals, but they are using the same formula that the Mavericks utilized in 2011.
It worked then…the question is if it will work now. 

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11/28/12   |   Dream_Machine   |   13301 respect

LMAO... Are You Serious?

11/16/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Those are good comparison but the main difference, and the reason why I still don't trust the Knicks, is that 11' Mavs team was seasoned and hardened because of past playoff disappointments-- they were desperate. These Knicks don't have that same level of desperation. But they have looked solid.

11/15/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

The Knicks at 5-0 are already making me forget the 95-96 Bulls team that won 72 games. I'm convinced this Knicks team will win 73 games. They may be the greatest 5-0 team in the history of the NBA.