The New York Knicks are off to a quick 12-4 start and appear to be one of the few teams in the Eastern Conference that have a legitimate chance to win the NBA Title.
Mike Woodson has done an admirable job since being named the head coach, as he has crafted gameplans that focus on playing good defense and getting Carmelo Anthony the ball.
The Knicks are currently leading the Atlantic Division and are only a half-game behind the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat. While the Knicks trail the Heat in the standings, they have been more dominant in terms of win/loss differential.
According to ESPN.com, the Knicks have amassed a positive-8.2 point win/loss differential, which is the best mark in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat are the heavy favorites to win the Eastern Conference, although the Knicks are one of the few teams that could give them a tough series. In order to do so, the Knicks will have to continue to progress as a team while integrating a pair of injured but talented players into their rotation.