Amar’e Stoudemire and 9 Other Reasons New York Knicks Will Make the NBA Playoffs

September 30th, 2010 by Andrew Bailey Leave a reply »
The most anticipated offseason in NBA history has come and nearly gone.  This year's free agent class included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire, Dirk Nowitzki, Carlos Boozer, David Lee, and others.  Some teams had been preparing for these last few months for years.

We now know where all those players wound up, and how those teams filled the slots they vacated in anticipation of 2010.  Several teams have completely reconstructed in just a few months.  A power shift from the Western Conference back to the east seems to have begun.

Obviously, the team that has received the most hype is the Miami Heat.  They landed LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and retained Dwyane Wade.  Once the world knew that those three had joined forces, it no longer seemed to care about any other teams.

A year ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that LeBron would play in New York.  So, how did the Knicks respond to not getting the guy everyone thought would save this franchise?  They have upgraded their roster significantly (yet quietly).

Even though the Knicks whiffed on LeBron, they still improve ...

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