New York Knicks Fans: Hopeful or Hopeless?

NBA365 ProductionsSenior Writer IIMarch 21, 2013

The New York Knicks started the 2012-13 NBA season on a stellar pace, taking down the league's elite teams with ease. There was no doubt in New York—fans were already planning their championship route come June.

Since then, the Knicks have struggled. Carmelo Anthony just came back from injury, Tyson Chandler will be missing time and Amar'e Stoudemire will not be seeing the court until the playoffs.

This poses the question: Is it time for Knicks fans to hit the panic button?

While there is no question that the Knicks will make the playoffs, they are now fighting for the top spot in the division, and some may wonder if this team will be able to perform with the same intensity they had at the beginning of the season.

Will they be able to win the division or even contend in the playoffs? Let us know what you think in the comments below!