The New York Knicks have improved markedly this offseason, but there are still teams out there that will cause problems for New York.
Coming into the NBA 2012-13 season, the Knicks have a much deeper, tougher roster than they've had in recent years. Ronnie Brewer, Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas are some notable additions, three guys who will provide physicality and heady play off the bench. The point guard position has also been revamped around reliable veterans, with Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni now New York.
Despite the upgrades, this Knicks team still has some obvious flaws. Now that the Mike D'Antoni era is over in New York, running is suddenly no longer New York's forte. Even though the Knicks will win the talent battle on most nights, they will have issues with teams that have quick guards and/or push the pace offensively.
Here are the five teams that will most likely frustrate New York in 2012-13.
Note: No Western Conference teams were considered, as the Knicks will not see any of them enough to consider them a nuisance.