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Knicks No. 11 in Power Rankings

10/28/2013

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).

New York is only three spots ahead of the Wizards. Last week, Washington traded for offensive center Marcin Gortat, whom Stein believes will be a big help to John Wall and Bradley Beal.

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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