Perhaps one of the most intriguing story lines of the 2010/2011 NBA season was that of the New York Knicks. After finishing an incredibly disappointing 29-53 in 2009/2010, their 10th losing season in a row, the pride of New York signed one of the top free agents and offensive juggernaut Amare Stoudemire. Hopes were high and there was a buzz around the sports world for the Big Apple’s basketball team.
They began the year with a bang winning 16 of their first 25, but quickly fell to just over 500 entering the All-Star break. Although this season was already looking more promising than their previous 10, the expectations were too high to simply remain idle. That’s when they decided to dump nearly their entire roster in a three-team 13-man trade to acquire perennial all-star Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups amongst others.
Now with their own “Big 3,” many expected the Knicks to roll into the playoffs and even contend for the championship. Well they encountered some growing pains in March, going 1-9 for a stretch, but seem to be peaking with 5 straight wins at the right time just before the playoffs to potentially make a run.
Whether or not this will be a magical year for the Knicks remains to be seen, but what is certain is that this team will be one of the most exciting offensive teams for years to come. We at Sportiqe look forward to watching this team grow into the contender everyone hopes for in a New York team.