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The New York Knicks Are Off to a Strong Start: Are They for Real?

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The New York Knicks started the 2012-2013 NBA season with a 7-1 record in their first eight games. It's the team's best start in well over a decade. During the offseason, many basketball pundits couldn't have seen the Knicks as anything other than a mid-level playoff team at the best, following a number of controversial moves, including allowing popular star Jeremy Lin to walk away and sign with Houston.

The Knicks also made some fans scratch their heads after signing aged, past-their-prime veterans in former NBA Champions Jason Kidd and Rasheed Wallace. On top of all that, the team promoted Mike Woodson from interim to head coach and while he did a very good job following Mike D'Antoni's exit last season, his previous tenure with the Atlanta Hawks left a lot to be desired.

However, it's been "so far, so good" for the Knicks, who have scored a ton of points in their wins and have displayed a great defensive game, which they weren't always known for. Even top star Carmelo Anthony is getting better on the defensive end and that's always been his biggest weakness. The Knicks may not be at the very top of the Eastern Conference come the spring, but fans have to be encouraged by what they see — especially in the absence of Amar'e Stoudemire.

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  • wamcalif 2012/11/27 04:39:59
    Yes
    wamcalif
    So the Nets win the first one in "their house". That's okay, and the way it should be. It was a great game. We now have a bonafide, same town rivalry (Brooklynites might disagree they are in the same town). Too bad Jason Kidd could not make the game. It was good to see veterans, Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace playing well. Two well matched teams with a lot of talent. It's about damn time too...Stoudemire may have to ride the bench for awhile.
  • sly 2012/11/25 16:40:13 (edited)
    No
    sly
    It's a long season i doubt if the Knicks will be there at the end...sorry New Yorkers.. it is what it is
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/24 04:28:09
    Yes
    flrdsgns
    they seem to be.
  • American Nate 2012/11/23 23:54:09 (edited)
    Yes
    American Nate
    They can take the 1st seed, the Miami Heat will take the 2nd seed and the Championship.

    heat trophy
  • terrance 2012/11/22 03:03:50
    Yes
    terrance
    Carmelo Anthoney nuf said
  • elmanmichael 2012/11/22 00:08:29
    Yes
    elmanmichael
    The Knicks are on a winning streak! For how long? Only GOD knows?
  • albert 2012/11/20 23:36:19
    No
    albert
    I don't follow basketball so I really don't care at all.
  • Ur4Dinner 2012/11/20 20:07:28
    Yes
    Ur4Dinner
    I believe that they have something special now.The seasons ups/downs will determine just how great they will be if they can temper the scheduling storms,egos,the media and continue to produce.
  • Timu 2012/11/20 20:02:27
    No
    Timu
    I do not think they are real. It is too early to say that. You will see when Stoudemire steps in the court, they will start to lose. Melo is an amazing player but not as stable as other stars.
  • Timu Timu 2012/11/28 23:21:37
    Timu
    I said NO while they were 7-1. Now they are 9-4. Good team but not a contender yet.
  • glen 2012/11/20 19:27:23
    No
    glen
    Way too early see me after Christmas !
  • TopShelf® (oyo) 2012/11/19 18:47:36 (edited)
    Yes
    TopShelf® (oyo)
    GO KNICKS! :)

    eva mendes bikini
  • JS 2012/11/19 16:28:46
    Yes
    JS
    They're making us proud to live in NYC!
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/11/19 16:05:28
    Yes
    TimothyBrianFoley
    they are better then the lakers
  • jacktown kid 2012/11/19 15:52:28
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    Yes they are so far
  • Keith Hogan 2012/11/19 14:53:19
    Yes
    Keith Hogan
    I think so just have to stop worrying about the refs we got all the calls in memphis against us but were good this year
  • Lunacat 2012/11/19 14:36:35
    Yes
    Lunacat
    Go Knicks!
  • Nicky 2012/11/19 09:33:51
    Yes
    Nicky
    I honestly don't watch basketball, but I wish them the best, so I chose YES
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/11/19 02:55:25
    No
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    The Knicks are one those teams that will NEVER get a ring in my LIFETIME.
  • TheBorg 2012/11/19 02:37:10
    Yes
    TheBorg
    as real as Pinocchio.
    real pinocchio
  • paydownthenationaldebt.com 2012/11/19 01:01:31
  • Eugene M 2012/11/18 23:58:19
    Yes
    Eugene M
    Lets hope so!
  • unclepat 2012/11/18 21:47:40
    Yes
    unclepat
    +1
    Damn right they are. It's still a long season but for now management has surrounded Melo with a buch of solid veterans. Bringing back PG Felton was a good move in addition to admitting that they were wrong to move him in the first place. Top four seed in the East at least and a definite threat to Miami. GO KNICKS!!
  • In Love With Liberty 2012/11/18 21:23:10
    Yes
    In Love With Liberty
    +1
    But I think the Grizzlies have had a more impressive start
  • JLM630 2012/11/18 20:32:59
    Yes
    JLM630
    Of course they are real, how they do for the rest if the season is another matter.
  • Tigger Too 2012/11/18 20:08:47 (edited)
  • OneLastWord 2012/11/18 20:04:13
    Yes
    OneLastWord
    Da ugly enough to be real, no one would create that much ugliness for a non-reality.

    dog
  • s2k 2012/11/18 19:54:47
    Yes
    s2k
    Good but not great.
  • Will 2012/11/18 19:49:33
    Yes
    Will
    +1
    They're doing really well so far.
  • Mvr 2012/11/18 16:22:13
    No
    Mvr
    +1
    They must be clones. Its to go too be true.

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