After winning just 37 games last season, many have debated how much of a step forward the New York Knicks will make during the 2014-15 season.
If you ask superstar Carmelo Anthony, it will be a large enough step to make a return to the playoffs.
Anthony was on record as saying this Knicks team is not a championship caliber team this season, but he thinks they will be back in the postseason for sure.
“Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely,” Anthony said Monday when asked if the team will play in the postseason, according to the New York Post. “I can’t wait to get started. No goals. Not setting any goals, but I just can’t wait to get it back on.”
A Vegas prediction machine predicted only a two-game improvement this year for the Knicks, which wouldn’t be enough to get them into the postseason.
There are a lot of question marks on this current Knicks team, but there is certainly enough talent for a return to the playoffs.
It’s all a matter of whether the new faces, which include: Samuel Dalembert, Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin, Jason Smith, Quincy Acy, Travis Outlaw and rookie Cleanthony Early can come in and help this team.
Chemistry will be big, as will picking up the triangle offense and doing everything rookie head coach Derek Fisher wants.
On paper this team is certainly talented enough to sneak back into the postseason.
Fortunately for Knicks fans they will start their preparation for that soon as training camp is right around the corner.