By Evan Beach
Don’t look just yet, but the Knicks may be silently marching back to a state of relevancy in New York. The city would love more than anything to see its favorite basketball team matter once again.
This has clearly been a trying time for anyone who follows the team, and the loyalty of millions of fans has been tested. The good news is the fact that things might finally be on the way back up for this weathered franchise. Halfway into the season, their winning percentage is better than it’s been in quite some time, despite the fact that they’re just 17-24.
Your ordinary fan of the sport may not be impressed by such a record, and rightly so. There’s more to the story than this, however.
It’s true that the Knicks are on pace to finish the season with another losing record based on their performance thus far, but we have to look at a little more to acknowledge the extent of their recent improvement.
First of all, this is a team that went 3-11 to start out the season. Some simple math would indicate that this means the Knicks have been 13-13 ever since their sluggish November start.
It’s been a very long time since the team has won this many games over such a long span, and it doesn’t seem to be a fluke either. Much of it has to do with the improvement and emergence of some of its talent.
The most notable stars on the team include David Lee and Wilson Chandler. Both of these players give every game their all in a way that Knicks fans haven’t seen their players do in years.
Second year player Danilo Gallinari has emerged as one of the best three point shooters in the league, averaging the second highest total three pointers made per game. It’s clear that this young man from Italy will be a valuable piece of a franchise on the way up.
While this all sounds encouraging, it’s clearly not enough to tip the scales. There is, however, one more factor. New York will have millions of dollars in freed up salary cap space after the current season ends. As a result, you can expect a star to join this cast of young and talented players in New York. What happens from there is anyone’s guess, but the upside is obvious.
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