Top 5 Reasons For The New York Knicks Successful Season

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The New York Knicks‘ first round matchup in the NBA Playoffs with the Atlanta Hawks is officially underway.

This team has certainly seen a lot of changes in the last year to finally reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Outside of injuries, a couple of individual shooting slumps, and watching Elfrid Payton start most games, the season has been incredibly fun to watch and a major success.

This article will discuss the specific reasons why the Knicks have been so good. I have narrowed it down to 5 reasons total, the perfect number to give all credit where it is due for the organization’s pleasantly surprising and impressive play.

The only group that won’t be receiving a slide here is the front office. Regardless of this, it goes without saying that Leon Rose and company have done a fantastic job in their first year with the team. Without a doubt, everything that will be touched upon here wouldn’t have been possible without their hard work. They don’t need their own slide because we understand their fingerprints are on everything.