Mag: Knicks will finish ...

October, 22, 2013
10/22/13
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ESPN The Magazine's Knicks preview is out.

Tom Haberstroh writes:

"THE EXPERIMENT of shifting Carmelo Anthony to the 4 after losing Amar'e Stoudemire to injury was a wild success: Through December, the Knicks had a team ORtg of 109.4, shot 39.3 percent on 3s and eventually earned a No. 2 seed in the playoffs -- where Melo reverted to being Melo, attempting 25.8 shots per game. Newcomer Andrea Bargnani will push Anthony back to the 3, where he's less effective (21.8 PER versus 24.8 at PF). That sound you hear? It's the Nets' bandwagon tearing through Manhattan."


The Mag gives the Knicks a 50% chance to make the playoffs but a big fat 0% chance of winning it all. It also has a nice breakdown of the spots on the court where some Knicks shoot most above league average. Check out the preview here.

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Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2