AccuScore season preview: Knicks

SEASON FORECAST

BASED ON 10,000 SIMULATED SEASONS

TEAM TOTALS

W

L

PS

PA

WIN DIVISION

PLAYOFFS

New York Knicks

25

57

107.8

113.5

0.0%

5.7%

WINS

60+

55-59

50-54

45-49

40-44

35-39

30-34

25-29

21-24

Win Total Range

0%

0%

0%

1%

4%

11%

17%

21%

47%

30%

It's hard to tell what will happen in NY. The team will certainly play at a fast pace so expect over 107 points per game from the Knicks offense. Unfortunately the defense is allowing over 113 in simulations. Based on early preseason action it looks like Zach Randolph is still going to be the first option on offense even though you would not think he is a fit for Mike D'Antoni. Stephen Marbury might play off the bench with Chris Duhon starting. No offense to Duhon, but it is hard to imagine him being the starting PG on a winning team any time soon. At the least, things should be very interesting in NY. We will get to see if it was Steve Nash that made D'Antoni look good in Phoenix, or is it D'Antoni's system that can make a good player seem great and below-average players, like the Knicks, look average.

PLAYER FORECAST

PTS

AST

REB

FGM

FGP

FTM

FTP

3PM

BLK

STL

Zach Randolph

18.4

1.7

9.7

7.4

46.2%

3.4

79.4%

0.2

0.2

0.9

Jamal Crawford

18.2

5.1

2.9

6.2

40.6%

4.0

85.3%

1.9

0.2

1.1

Eddy Curry

14.3

0.6

5.4

5.4

57.5%

3.5

62.4%

0.0

0.5

0.4

Chris Duhon

10.2

6.5

2.8

3.5

39.2%

1.5

79.1%

1.5

0.1

1.0

David Lee

9.7

1.3

8.9

3.8

58.1%

2.2

81.0%

0.0

0.4

0.8

Nate Robinson

9.3

2.0

3.1

3.3

43.0%

1.7

78.3%

1.0

0.1

1.0

Quentin Richardson

8.3

1.8

5.4

3.0

38.8%

1.1

70.2%

1.2

0.2

0.8

Stephon Marbury

7.2

2.5

1.4

2.4

41.6%

1.8

76.4%

0.6

0.1

0.6

Allan Houston

3.3

0.4

0.2

1.3

41.3%

0.3

81.0%

0.5

0.0

0.0

Fred Jones

2.4

0.4

0.3

0.9

39.4%

0.3

82.9%

0.3

0.0

0.2

Wilson Chandler

2.4

0.2

0.6

1.1

46.4%

0.2

64.1%

0.1

0.1

0.1

OTHER

3.2

0.4

0.7

1.3

41.0%

0.3

66.8%

0.2

0.1

0.2