New York Knicks: Players Who Will Exceed Expectations

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Dec 28, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; New York Knicks guard

Jose Calderon

(3) passes the ball while being defended by Portland Trail Blazers guard

Damian Lillard

(0) during the first quarter of the game at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The Trail Blazers won 101-79. Mandatory Credit: Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are steadily approaching one of the most important seasons in franchise history. Phil Jackson‘s vision for the Triangle Offense is finally coming to fruition, which has the basketball community clamoring about what’s to come.

Beyond Carmelo Anthony, however, there’s a scarcity of established forces on the roster.

Some players enter the 2015-16 season with incredibly low expectations. For that group, overachieving won’t be so difficult; the degree at which they do so simply may not be enough to crack this list.

Others are being tasked with immediately performing at a very high level. It’ll be harder for them to live up to the hype, let alone exceed the expectations.

If any Knicks players can be expected to overachieve, however, it’s the following group.

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