On the Schedule: The Knicks Face the Bobcats, and it Actually Means Something
What to watch for on tonight's NBA schedule.
Well, there's only one game tonight, so we'll talk Knicks-Bobcats, why not?
And in reality, it's not as devoid of meaning as you may think. Both of these teams are legit playoff contenders (The Eastern Conference: Where only the New Jersey Nets don't have a chance).
Charlotte is currently in the seventh place team in the East and is nearing the .500 mark. The Stephen Jackson trade has worked out well, as he's averaging 20 points per game in 20 games with Charlotte.
The Knicks trail Charlotte by only 1.5 games. David Lee is having a great statistical season, averaging a double-double, while young players Wilson Chandler and Danillo Gallinari are both progressing nicely. The Knicks are essentially a collection of NBA contracts, but if they manage to sneak into the playoffs, they become a slightly more attractive free agent destination next season.
Plus, there's even a hint of drama, with Larry Brown returning to New York, scene of his one-year disaster as Knicks head coach.