The 2019-20 over/under for each NBA team has been set just following the Summer League. According to the BetOnline AG sportsbook, the New York Knicks’ over/under is set at 27.5. In order to get to 28 wins, and thus, hit the over, the team would have to win 11 more games in 2019-20. Can they do that?
Point Guard: Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton, Frank Ntilikina
Shooting Guard: RJ Barrett, Allonzo Trier, Wayne Ellington, Damyean Dotson
Small Forward: Kevin Knox, Reggie Bullock, Ignas Brazdeikis
Power Forward: Julius Randle, Marcus Morris, Taj Gibson
Center: Mitchell Robinson, Bobby Portis
With this team, the Knicks clearly lack star power, but will hope to make up for it with depth.
I think the Knicks will likely hit the over, but not by much. With such a deep team, many of the players are of a similar caliber, and so it will be difficult for Coach David Fizdale to manage his rotations.
That said, New York has a lot of depth and combined with the young talent, it should push the team to about 30 wins. Part of that will be determined by the play of said youngsters.
It will certainly be interesting to watch the Knicks this year as they unfold what has become known as “Plan B” after the team missed out on the summer’s big free agents.