We now know when and where the Knicks will play the first half of the 2020-21 NBA season:
.@nyknicks Announce First Half of 2020-21 Schedule pic.twitter.com/4gMMr9irub— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 4, 2020
So, cutting out any dilly-dallying, what can we take away from this announcement?
— The Knicks only have a single national TV game in the first half: Jan. 13 at home against the Nets. Opinions may vary, but I’d call that good news, barring one really important caveat: that Clyde can both attend all of those games for MSG, and can stay healthy. Otherwise, we might have a heavy dose of Wally “When I Played...” Szczerbiak at the color commentary spot on the horizon. Regardless, with the condensed schedule, we should probably ready ourselves for a lot of Kenny Albert on the MSG broadcast while Mike Breen takes care of his ESPN obligations.
— The Knicks are traveling more miles than most teams in the early part of the schedule, despite the league saying they were trying to cut down on travel as much as possible and have teams play games in “clusters” so as to avoid potential COVID exposure.
Only 4 teams will travel more miles than the Knicks over the first half of the schedule released by NBA, per @presidual— JB (@JeffreyBellone) December 4, 2020
Remember, the Knicks play in New York, as in the city that is really close to a whole bunch of other teams. And we are in a pandemichttps://t.co/aAr95cvlhE
— The Knicks are probably going to win like maybe 10 games out of this slate.
But I suppose that opens up the floor, how many games do YOU all think the Knicks are going to win out of the first half of the season? Comment and let us know.