The uncertainty surrounding the 2012-2013 Knicks provides an opportunity for plenty of surprises and breakout performances. The team added several new pieces this offseason, have key players recovering from injuries and Mike Woodson is entering his first full season as head coach.
New York also tends to bring out the best and worst of athletes on and off the court, and the Knicks have historically been willing to make bold personnel moves.
Two years ago, the team acquired Carmelo Anthony in a blockbuster deal prior to the trade deadline. Last season, Linsanity took over the NBA, Steve Novak dusted off the cobwebs to lead the league in three-point shooting and Mike D'Antoni resigned mid-season.
What can Knicks fans expect to see this year? Here are predictions for the Knicks' 8 biggest surprises and breakout players for the 2012-2013 season.