K P 6 wrote: shtolky wrote:
The Knicks have been a feel good story and I've enjoyed watching them this season but let's not kid ourselves. They aren't good enough for us to be predicting sure victories let alone win streaks.
In 23 games they have one loss to a team they truly should have beaten (Atlanta). Every other loss came against a better team or when KP was out.
Memphis has lost 11 of 12
Chicago is 3-19
Atlanta at MSG, revenge game.
Lakers are 2-8 on the road.
BK is the toughest game in the entire stretch and it's basically a home game for us. The only game I can see us losing in this stretch.
I'm not going out on a limb here with these next 5 games. We will be favored in all of them, except maybe the BK game. One loss in 23 games against a worse team than us when KP is playing. I'll take those odds.
Before the Indy game we were third in the league in opponents FG% which I personally dont get because we suck on D with the eye test. We were missing our 2 best players I get it. However no one and I mean no one has stepped up. Major sign that the supporting cast/coaching is just not good enough.
I don't disagree. Still doesn't change the fact that the competition over the next 5 games is incredibly weak. There is a difference playing Orlando/Indy back to back without both KP and THJ vs. playing Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, LA, BK with KP. We should be favored in all five if KP plays. Period.