New York Knicks: 5 Statistics to Help You Remain Optimistic

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The New York Knicks are 26-39. It may seem impossible, but the following statistics should help you remain optimistic during this trying season.

Feb 20, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates with center Robin Lopez (8) during the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 103-95. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

For fans of the New York Knicks, it’s been difficult to remain optimistic during a season as tumultuous as 2015-16. The Knicks brought their record to .500 and attained a brief possession of a Top 8 seed in the Eastern Conference after the midway point of the season, but have since crumbled under the pressure.

Hard as it may be to believe, there are a number of reasons to remain optimistic about the future of Knicks basketball.

Since opening the season at 22-22, the Knicks have gone 4-17 to drop to the current record of 26-39. Nine of those 17 losses have come by 10 points or more, three have been by three points or less, and another loss was sustained in overtime.

Those 13 excruciating losses, more than any others thus far, have tested the patience of Knicks fans everywhere—so much so that many have embraced the pessimistic mentality of expecting defeat.

Rather than succumbing to the understandable doubt, Knicks fans should maintain positive spirits. The future of the organization is as promising as it’s been since the turn of the century, and evidence of that can be found in the box score.

These five statistics should help you maintain optimism in the midst of another disappointing season.

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