Why the Knicks are primed to pull off a lengthy playoff run

New York basketball is finally back and we are not talking about the Brooklyn Nets for once! That’s right, the New York Knicks are back and they are a dangerous team this season. Entering the season, many believe this was going to be yet another “Knicks basketball” year and they would finish near the bottom of the standings, but New York is one of the best teams in the NBA for a few reasons. 

The job Tom Thibodeau has done in his first season with a young team like the Knicks is quite remarkable, but the front-office also deserves a ton of credit for some of the moves they have made both during the season and prior to the start of the season. 

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Keeping Julius Randle has turned out to be one of the best moves in the NBA and the midseason acquisition of Derrick Rose has been one of the better trades in the league, even though Rose is not the MVP-caliber player he once was. 

Up-and-down this roster, the Knicks have a great blend of young and established talent, giving them a sustainable, hungry team that has the looks of a team that could potentially win a playoff series. 

With that said, let’s take a look at three reasons why the Knicks are not only set up for success, but why they are primed to pull off a lengthy playoff run. 

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