The latest in the NBA season’s biggest storylines
NEW YORK — The New York Knicks are getting ready for a new era.
They have a new coach and a new general manager.
They’ll be playing the second-best team in the league.
They’ve got the league’s most talented backcourt and an exciting young nucleus of wing players.
New York will win the championship.
The season will end with a championship, a title in New York.
It’s been a long season.
Now, with the new era, it’s just a matter of getting back to the top of the standings.
This year, New York was a playoff seed.
It didn’t matter.
The Knicks finished with the fourth-best record in the East.
They were 17-12 and were just a game back of the eighth seed.
They still needed to win three more games to advance to the conference finals, but they weren’t a playoff team.
They had been playing for an NBA title.
Now they have the chance to repeat it.
And so it is.
Now is the time to win.
So far, so good.
But this season, the Knicks have made the playoffs twice.
They’re in first place in the Eastern Conference, with a 1 1/2-game lead over the Boston Celtics.
They are 3 1/3 games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets and have two games in hand.
And New York is one game back from a third straight title.
So how good is this team?
It’s not easy to make a prediction in basketball.
But for the Knicks, it has been a whirlwind.
In a season that has seen some of the best players in NBA history leave for the NBA and some great players take their talents to new cities, there’s a lot of talent that has come and gone.
Carmelo Anthony, who averaged 17.3 points per game, is gone.
Kristaps Porzingis is back.
Tyson Chandler is in New Orleans.
Brook Lopez has left.
Carmie Anthony, the team’s only All-Star last season, is off to Orlando.
Derrick Rose, a former All-star, is back from injury.
The front office and coaching staff is a mixture of young talent and established stars.
This team is so deep, it could have an even bigger impact in the playoffs than the title hopes have been.
The biggest question is who will be in the starting lineup?
It was a big question when the Knicks made their move to the Atlantic Division this season.
That’s where the Nets and Raptors meet for the first time this season and who is playing at the start of the regular season.
Who is playing center?
Who is starting at power forward?
Who will be the starting power forward in the postseason?
There is so much talent on this roster.
What we have seen so far is a team that could win the title in the first round.
It will be interesting to see who they start with.
The question is: What does that mean for this team in October?
What will it mean for November?
It is going to be a difficult season.
It is a difficult transition to the playoffs.
It could be tough.
It depends on the players, of course.
The players that have been on this team for so long will be a part of the team.
I think that’s what will make this team so good again.
This is the first step in what is going