I just need to get this out there and say it now. I often take silly stances, based on little more than gut reactions, Guinness and poor logic. Tonight, however, my decision-making process is not being enhanced by Guinness.
The Knicks will make the playoffs. Look, in the Eastern Conference you don't even have to go .500 to make the playoffs.
Coach Antoni has benched Starbury and Curry (he also went 10 deep). The cruddy teams in the East will not be able to run with the Knicks if those guys buy into Antoni's system. That's enough for 35-40 wins in the East and the 8 seed.
They really don't have to do that much to make the playoffs. It's like Pat Burke's return to St. Catherine's:
"Shades of '84 out here!"
"I'm 6'10", I'm in the lane! I'm right here!"