This season has been a welcomed surprise for NY Knicks fans. There is a lot to feel good about as the team has exceeded expectations. The Knicks are poised to return to the playoffs for the first time in 8 seasons, not since 2012-13, when they won 54 games.
The 2012-13 Knicks were a fun team, but everyone knew that they were built just for that one season. That Knicks’ team was the oldest team in NBA history with an average age of 32 years old. At the time, the strategy made sense because the Knicks were in win-now mode as they had Carmelo Anthony in his prime. However, the next season the Knicks fell to 37 wins and missed the playoffs.
While the current Knicks’ roster has a longer shelf life, it does make you wonder how much of this season’s success is sustainable? Let’s review the keys to success and see what can we realistically count on and what needs to be retooled in the offseason.