How the Knicks perform in the 2012-2013 season will be a testament to an issue applicable across all sports; the value of knowledge and experience versus athleticism and youth.
Coming into the season the Knicks were the oldest team in NBA history with an average age on the roster of 32 years and 240 days. The team included a 40-year old forward in Kurt Thomas and two 38-year old frontcourt reserves in Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace. Jason Kidd was entering his 19th NBA season at 39 years old.
In the beginning of the season the Knicks looked sharp and the introduction of this strong veteran leadership was a leading cause. Keen point guard play and a flowing offense with supreme ball movement helped the Knicks reach a record of 11-4 in November, the first month of their season.
The month included big victories like an opening night 104-84 victory against the defending champion, Miami Heat and an 104-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs who at that time were first in the NBA’s power r...