Breaking Down How the NY Knicks Stack Up Against Each Atlantic Division Opponent

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Breaking Down How the NY Knicks Stack Up Against Each Atlantic Division Opponent
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The New York Knicks play in the Atlantic Division which, despite also being the home of the Boston Celtics, is basically the weakest division in the NBA.  However, after a busy offseason, New York is now in a prime position to make a big run for the divisional crown and considering how they finished just three games out of first place last year, they certainly have a great chance if everyone stays healthy and responds well to coach Mike Woodson's system.  The team has set itself up for a great season, and all it has to do is deliver one.

However, a divisional crown is all but guaranteed for the Knicks.  Other NBA Atlantic teams like the Nets and aforementioned Celtics have also done their fair share of offseason homework and are just as hungry for a championship as New York is.  Regardless of how many moves GM Glen Grunwald made to improve the team, the Knicks' divisional rivals are going to fight tooth and nail to keep Carmelo Anthony (pictured) on the outside looking in once again.

Still, given how well the Knicks responded to Mike Woodson in going 18-6 after he took over following Mike D'Antoni's resignation, I will say this much.  The 2012-2013 roster is easily the best the team has put together in over a decade, as the depth and balance will only help bring smiles to Knicks fans.

Compared to the rest of the teams in the Atlantic Division, it just might be the best of the bunch.

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