ESPN came out with its predictions for where each NBA team will finish in their respective conference. And let's just say they don't agree with Metta World Peace.
Instead, they see the Knicks at the bottom of the heap, finishing tied 13th with the Chicago Bulls.
Why? The absence of Kristaps Porzingis certainly goes into determining their projected 28-54 record. He is still rehabbing a torn ACL, and the Knicks said a more definitive timetable on when he would be back will come sometime in the beginning of the season.
There is some value in watching the Knicks, though, as 2018 draft picks Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson add to a very young roster. They have both shown what they can do in the Summer League, and their development along with the rest of the team under new head coach David Fizdale will be interesting to watch.
But the Knicks don't believe they will be too bad. In fact, Knox sees them winning at least 35 games this season, and that would put them tied with the Hornets for the ninth seed in the East going off ESPN's predictions.
Last season, the Knicks finished 12th in the East with a 29-53 record.