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Opening Night Links
Posted By Jordan Lauterbach On Oct 27 2010 @ 1:23 pm In New York Knicks | No Comments
It’s finally here! The 2010 Knicks are only hours away from the season opener. A game hasn’t even been played yet and injury concerns have already emerged and the team could be probed by the NBA. Ahh, nothing quite like a Knicks season, right? We’ll start the links with the wounded…
The biggest thing that jumps out from this is the chance Wilson Chandler has to get back in the starting lineup. He lost his job to a rookie that many expected to go undrafted (Fields). You would have to think that this is a major motivator for him. One of the biggest questions entering the season is what kind of player Chandler is. If he doesn’t have a break out year, maybe you have to think twice about his long term role on this team. This could be a perfect start for Wilson. A perfect chance to show that he belongs in the starting lineup. Chandler’s production over the first week will be telling as to what kind of season he’ll have.
My Pick: Last years Eastern Conference eight seed (Chicago) had 41 wins. Based on that and a Conference that is even more top heavy then in years past, it would be a good estimate to have the 8 seed in 2010 winning between 38 and 44 games. I think the Knicks realistic ceiling is 39 wins. This will be close to an eight seed, but probably fall just short. Look for the Knicks to just miss the playoffs as the ninth best team in the East. But it will come down to the final week. I guess that’s better then nothing….What’s your pick? Leave a comment
I agree. If anything, this season will be a lot more exciting then the past few. I don’t think the biggest story in January will be “why is Chris Duhon awful?”
Now, 3 things on tonight’s opponent….
Here’s how you know your team is bad. Your home town paper sends a columnist to write about a player who left in Free Agency on opening night….
Prediction: Knicks Win. Toronto missed the playoffs with Chris Bosh on the team. Imagine how bad they’ll be without him. Toronto is one of the leagues worst. The A mar’e era will start out with a win.
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 Anthony Randolph to miss a week – ESPN : http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=5733131
 New York Daily News’ Mitch Lawence doesn’t see the Knicks as a playoff team : http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2010/10/27/2010-10-27_amare__little_else.html?r=sports
 At least it won’t be the same old Knicks – Wall Street Journal : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303341904575576593638731142.html
 5 things to watch this year – ESPN : http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&id=5730192
 1. They Aren’t good – National Post: http://sports.nationalpost.com/2010/10/27/underdogs-an-overstatement-for-raptors/
 2. They aren’t quite Cleveland, but they haven’t gotten over “the Miami heist” either. – Toronto Sun : http://www.torontosun.com/sports/columnists/rob_longley/2010/10/26/15841826.html
 3. Toronto’s new go – to guy: Andrea Bargnani : http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/Nothing+easy+reserved+Bargnani/3730472/story.html
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