The New York Knicks are, once again, the toast of Gotham City.
But that doesn't mean this squad can't get better.
Excluding postseason consideration, loyalists and critics alike can glance at this Knicks franchise and agree on its marked improvement. This team rocked out to a 18-5 start, rode that hi-octane offense to an Atlantic Division title, and regained respect around the NBA.
Even so, let's not break out the kid-gloves treatment quite yet. There's still much to be desired, much to consider when one looks at the Knicks as currently assembled. The New York Knicks are far from broken, but some tinkering and modifying needs to take place in order to put a stranglehold on success.
With a resurgent Eastern Conference and a Brooklyn Nets team in their backyard, let's point at some character flaws and open wounds in this current 2013 Knicks iteration. Then, let's detail some ways in which the Knicks can evolve to become lethal bruisers in 2014.
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