The New York Knicks currently sit at 32-17, second in the Eastern Conference and 2.5 games clear of Indiana. Yet, the Knicks are still 2.5 games behind the Heat and nobody quite puts them in the same category as the defending champions.
If you had to ask who the contenders for the Eastern Conference title are, your answere would probably include the Miami Heat. Then you might have to make an argument for the Knicks.
Yes, New York is third in offensive rating behind Carmelo Anthony's most efficient season and a nice mix of shooters to go around him and 15th in defensive rating behind Tyson Chandler's defensive prowess. In raw statistics, the Knicks are ninth in the league in both points per game and points allowed per game.
The Knicks are a very good team. But championship good?
Nobody seems to think New York is to that level. So how do the Knicks get there? More specifically, can they get there this year and really challenge Miami when push comes to shove?
New York famousl...