NEW YORK -- The Knicks got off to an 18-5 start last season. Marc Stein doesn't see that happening again this season.
Stein has New York ranked 11th in his most recent Power Rankings.
The Knicks are the fifth-highest Eastern Conference team in the rankings, behind the Heat (1), Bulls (4), Pacers (6) and Nets (7).
Here's what Stein says about the Knicks:
"The Knicks were a November juggernaut in their first Atlantic Division title season in nearly two decades. Hard to project a repeat this fall, though, with no J.R. Smith to start the season, Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin not yet cleared for back-to-backs and Andrea Bargnani misfiring early."
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