By combining a focused defensive plan with an isolation offense, New York is in a prime position to be a force in the Eastern Conference this year and give teams like the Chicago Bulls, and even the Miami Heat, runs for their money. Seeing as how the Knicks went 18-6 under Woodson last year, you can understand why I (a hardcore Knicks fan) am beyond excited for next season.
Yet, though I can't wait for the season to start, I'll be the first to admit that I'm also a wee bit on the fence about next season's team. As much as I love Woodson and the style of play he brings to the table, there are certainly some players who will have a hard time adjusting to it.
Players like Amar'e Stoudemire (pictured) have played in an offense-first system their entire careers, and to suddenly be asked to play defense, may very well prove to be a a tough challenge.
That said, Knicks fans could find themselves disappointed if the man known as "Stat" and some his teammates don't adapt, and fast.