Well we kinda don't know anything yet. We're only one game into the season and the Knicks are 1-0. That's all we know.
This team showed us great fight in them. To lose a big lead. then lose it, then to claw back and regain it...Just unbelievable. And against the Boston Celtics. I consider our biggest rivals at the moment with 0-8 thing going on last year. Plus it's NY/Boston and KG had to attempt to strangle Bully.
So as of now we know the top 3 Eastern Teams...
The Knicks one. Can't we say they're in the top 3 now? Celtics close four. Rest of the teams are distant. I call this the beasts of the east. We have four beasts in this conference. Four teams that I consider great to elite talent. Atlanta, Orlando, Indiana, and Philly. The rest kinda suck. Maybe The Bucks can get into that sub par level of teams I just said.
I tell you what though. The Knicks will have to play better defense and better defense down low. I saw a ton of rebounds and points in the paint by Bass. He shouldn't be owning the paint with Amar'e and Chandler in there. Plus the Celtics were missing Pierce. Only 3 games together though. I expect scoring to go down as the season goes along. The Heat looked really good, and the Bulls pulled out a win vs. a really good team. The Knicks did the same, but in a less defensive battle.
I call the west the wild west because we're not sure who's going to come out of it. My prediction is the Heat vs. the Thunder. I would love to replace that with the Knicks, but I need to see more. Back on topic. You have OKC, LAL, LAC, DAL, SA, MEM, POR, and DEN. Try ranking them 1-8. It's almost impossible. Wild West is WIDE open this year. No clear cut winner.
I would like to see a Knicks/Clippers Finals. That would be great.
Okay your turn.