After finishing strong against the Milwaukee Bucks, Carmelo Anthony and Co. dropped a couple of games in a row. Derrick Rose's game-winning floater upended the Knicks in a low-scoring affair against the Chicago Bulls, and then New York couldn't overcome a colossal deficit against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The offense hasn't reached its potential (90.3 points per game), and the defense has been rather inconsistent. Andrea Bargnani is still trying to jell in his new surroundings, and the Knicks are working without J.R. Smith and getting limited minutes from Amar'e Stoudemire.
What have we learned from this roller-coaster start? Find out as we unwrap 10 key observations from early-season play.