New York Knicks‘ Michael Beasley thinks his new team can be a top-five seed in the playoffs. Does that kind of thinking remind you of anyone?The New York Knicks made it clear that the 2017-18 season is going to be about rebuilding via a youth movement. This is language a team uses when they plan on tanking a season. Apparently, nobody gave that memo to Michael Beasley.
According to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News, the former No. 2 overall pick believes the Knicks can be not just a playoff team, “but a five, six-seed team if we do it right.”
The 28-year-old’s wild prediction is similar to the words of Derrick Rose last summer after he came to New York. The former MVP proclaimed the Knicks a “super team” and compared them to the Warriors.
New York was even worse than they were in 2015-16; missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season at 31-51. The Warriors dominated the rest of the league and won the finals.