"GO NEW YORK! GO NEW YORK! GO!"
Fans of the New York Knicks have plenty to smile about these days.
It was a triumphant regular season for the Manhattan crew, one that saw the Knicks win 50 games for the first time since the 1999-00 season, boast the league's highest-scoring superstar (Carmelo Anthony, 28.7 points per game) and earn a No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
But just as Michael Jordan said in his book (h/t NBA.com) "there's no such thing as a perfect basketball player", there's no such thing as a perfect basketball team either. What's stopping the Knicks from winning 55 games? Or 60 games? How can these Atlantic Division champions get to the next level?
Let's dish out credit where credit's due, and also look at some guys who need to step their game up.
Advanced stats were obtained from Basketball-Reference.com.