Bing Bong! The Knicks look to build off last season’s playoff run

The New York Knicks are one of the iconic teams in the NBA, and there is plenty of history behind them. It has not always been easy to be a Knicks fan in recent times, however, which made their first NBA playoff appearance in eight years last season a real coup. Naturally, they’re aiming to to repeat this in 2021-22 – especially as in-city rivals the Brooklyn Nets have reloaded for another deep playoff run. 

The good news for Knicks fans is that people really believe they are looking good for the post-season again in 2021-22. This is also a great sign if you plan to back the team to make the playoffs with real money at a sportsbook online. Just remember to use Betting Calculator first to determine how much you might get back from your stake. Using this trusted resource will make backing the Knicks simpler and ensure you get the most from your betting.

But why is the team from Manhattan expected to make another playoff bow? It’s more than Julius Randle.

Excellent offseason over summer 2021

After their performance last year, many wondered what’s next for the New York Knicks. The answer was the management and coach putting some serious work into having a great offseason. Randle, RJ Barrett and Derrick Rose are back.

This has seen fresh blood come into the locker room to not only fill gaps but give everyone extra motivation.  Although no superstar names came in, players like Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker bring plenty of skill. With Rose brought back into the fold, it all bodes well for this current season. Moreover, with promising draft picks like the tough defending Quentin Grimes and the energetic Miles McBride arriving, the offseason has set the team up perfectly for another good year.

Great start to 2021-22

The Knicks fast start has also left many believing that another playoff run is likely. They won their first two games of the season, which included an impressive 121-96 defeat of the Orlando Magic away from home. There has also been a dominant 112-99 win over the 76ers to enjoy, as well as a decent win over a strong Bulls side. Although it has not all been plain sailing, they have started well in 2021/22, and this means they look likely to make a serious playoff run.

Coach Thibodeau is a big plus

Coach Tom Thibodeau still being in charge is another big plus. It is obvious that he has what it takes after last season’s impressive showing and the NBA Coach of the Year for 2020/21 award coming his way. After a good start this year, it seems that this was not a flash in the pan, and he should motivate the current squad of players to perform well again.

Knicks look good for more playoff success

Although it’s really early, we should not get too carried away with last season. The fact that the Knicks ended their long playoff drought is significant in itself and with the likes of Randle, Barrett, Rose, and a defensive-minded Thibodeau, there is every reason to believe that they could make it again in 2021-22.

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The Knicks just blew up their roster, will try to rebuild around Carmelo Anthony (AGAIN)

The New York Knicks just blew up the team and gave up on the season, getting rid of three of their top eight players, and about to shut down their superstar. Continue reading “The Knicks just blew up their roster, will try to rebuild around Carmelo Anthony (AGAIN)”

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Two Years Ago Today… Jeremy Lin was picked up by the New York Knicks

> Just came across this tweet-fact from Jessica Camerato: Two years ago today, Jeremy Lin was claimed off the waiver wire by the New York Knicks. Crazy. Then in a little over a month from being picked up, Lin would come off the bench with 25 points and 7 assists to lead the Knicks over the New Jersey Nets in what would be the beginning of Linsanity.

Jeremy Lin claimed off waivers 2 years ago tweet

Despite it technically being his fourth NBA season, in actualiy Lin has less than two years or real NBA game experience.

This tweet reminds us just how much can happen in two years. It really highlights how much of a whirlwind Jeremy Lin’s life has been: waived by the Houston Rockets on Christmas day, picked up by the Knicks two days later, rode the bench and was on the verge of being waived again, sent down to D-League where he plays one game and registers a triple-double.

All the while the Knicks lose 9/10 games experimenting with Iman Shumpert at point. Lin is called up when Mike Bibby and Toney Douglas are ineffective and Baron Davis suffers a setback to his back injury. Those setbacks set up Linsanity on the court and off for the next two months, Lin has season-ending knee surgery, leaving the Knicks that summer and signing a $25 million contract with the Rockets, having a documentary made about his life, receiving multiple hand-written, perfume-soaked notes from me, multiple minor injuries, out-sized expectations, and silly criticisms… all this in two years.

I think I would take up religion, too…

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