The New York Knicks have lost 14 of their first 19 games, including nine in a row and one by 41 points at home to the Boston Celtics. Seemingly everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for Mike Woodson's team, but it is not time for Knicks fans to give up on their team just yet.
More than three-quarters of the season remains, and despite their struggles, the Knicks are squarely in the playoff hunt. If they turn things around soon, New York could even win the Atlantic Division.
Some of the Knicks' problems are systematic and related to the makeup of their ill-conceived roster. However, a great deal of their struggles are attributable to temporary circumstances. There is reason to believe that New York's fortunes will take a turn for the better, beginning with a favorable schedule over the next few weeks.
*All statistics are as of Dec. 9.