After a dreadful opening to the season, the New York Knicks somehow entered the All-Star Break with a 17-18 record.
Since the break has arrived, the public attention has finally turned slightly away from the Knicks new star point guard, Jeremy Lin. This will hopefully give him the time he needs to rest his body and prepare with his teammates for the second half of the season.
The Knicks got very lucky and have a very fortunate schedule after the break ends. The Knicks have a game on Wednesday against Cleveland and then don’t play again until Sunday. This gives the players a chance to relax until Monday and then have basically a full week of practice together, which they desperately needed.
You have to assume the Knicks will look drastically better after the break since this will be the first time the full team will get a chance to practice together.
I’m most interested in seeing who elevates their game during the second half of the season. Will Carmelo Anthony take back his role as primary scorer? Will Amar’e Stoudemire finally start knocking down his jump shot? Or will Jeremy Lin put the team on his back again and carry the Knicks into the playoffs?
We will find out the answers to all these questions soon enough when the Knicks resume play later this week. Here’s the latest news, expert analysis and Twitter buzz about the Knicks from the All-Star break and what’s in store for the second half of the season.