How Good Are The New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks are the toast of the NBA in the early part of the season, off to a 7-1 start and providing some needed fun to a region that needed it after Hurricane Sandy. Even if you allow the Knicks will cool off—and let’s face it, the percentages say they have too—are they for real as the leader of the Atlantic Division and a key challenger to Miami in the Eastern Conference. Let’s take a look at what they’ve done to get off to this start and compare it to last year, when they were only the seventh-best team in the East.