3 Reasons why The Knicks are built for the playoffs

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The Knicks have competed with the league’s best

The 2020-2021 New York Knicks might be one of the most resilient teams I have seen in recent years. They have had their ups but boy have they had their downs as well. They’ve lost focus more than one time this season, but always seem to be able to get back on track.

Why is this important?

The NBA Playoffs are a long and demanding period of time, I mean a 7 game series is no joke, that’s a lot of games, especially if it goes the whole 7.

The Knicks have had a few losing streaks so far, especially recently, losing 5 of 6 in a key point in the year. But as I mentioned before, they always get back up after they’ve been knocked down. Just look at this 4 game winning streak they are riding currently.

If the Knicks translate the same type of “you punch me, I’ll punch you back harder” attitude into the playoffs, success will come their way.

Listen to what Tom Thibodeau had to say a few weeks ago regarding resilience and even mentioned how it could translate into the playoffs. Great minds think alike coach!

You would think losing Mitchell Robinson to injuries this year would be a major problem. Nerlens Noel has entered the chat. Noel has done an amazing job filling in for the injured Robinson, it’s like they haven’t skipped a beat.

At this point of the season, Nerlens Noel is ranked 1st in defensive plus-minus, 2nd in block %, and has proven to be resilient himself.