The following post was contributed by Kevin Metz, FanSided’s editor for the New York local site, Empire Writes Back. Be sure to visit EmpireWritesBack.com for all of your New York basketball news and rumors.
After a long summer the NBA is finally back, and that means that Fansided.com is here to get you up to speed on what you might have missed this offseason and what you should expect out of your favorite team on the hardwood this year in our 2013 NBA preview.
The New York Knicks are coming off of their most successful season over the past 15 years, and while that’s not saying much for a team that that all but bottomed out during the last decade, New York City basketball fans finally had something to cheer for when Carmelo Anthony helped carry the team to their first Atlantic Division title since the 1994 season. Besides the regular season success the Knicks had in 2012-2013 the team also won 54 games, and advanced past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.
So what’s next for the New York Knicks?
Well if you’re buying into the narrative that most of the media is, then you’re probably not expecting too much, but don’t panic Knicks fans, cause I’m here to tell you why most of the pundits have it wrong and why you should expect another great year out of the Knickerbockers in 2013.
First let’s take a look at what the Knicks did this offseason.