Forget the NBA, perhaps no sports team in recent time resembles the unknown quantity this 2016-17 New York Knicks squad does.
A 50-plus win team who qualifies for the No. 3 or 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs? An injury-riddled 36-win squad who turns on each other during the season?
Or how about a magical NBA Championship season that sees everything come together in only a way the basketball gods can conduct?
When looking at the 2016-17 New York Knicks, just about anything is possible.
Thanks to Phil Jackson‘s shaking and moving this past summer, the they are, indeed, a true wildcard. The very nature of the team presents a challenge when looking to analyze. The unknown regarding this assembled squad is plentiful.
It’s quite possible that New York City has never seen a team with such a drastic gap between success and failure. And now, thanks to recent signings that now allows us to count at least 12 to the personnel, we can begin such a discussion.
This part of ESNY will go through the unbelievable high, the very possible low, and the extraordinary medium the Knickerbockers can perform to this upcoming season.