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New York Knicks 2024 NBA Championship Odds

In a hard-fought series, the New York Knicks eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers. First round action saw New York cover the spread in three of the six games. In comparison, four of the six matchups went over the total. Of great concern is that New York is missing Julius Randle. To illuminate, the injured Randle will miss the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Jalen Brunson filled the void in the first round with a stellar performance. Also, Josh Hart and OG Anunoby had strong first round performances. Now, the Knicks meet the Indiana Pacers in the second round.

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New York Knicks Team Overview

The New York Knicks are 50-32 straight up, 43-36-3 against the spread, and 37-45 over/under the total. Late on, New York has covered three out of their last five games. While the Knicks have gone over the total in 11 of its previous 12 matchups. New York is 2nd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. New York is 14 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

New York has NBA metrics of 19th for scoring offense, 20th for field goal percentage, 14th for 3-point field goal percentage, 16th for free throw percentage, and 5th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Knicks have NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring defense, 15th for field goal percentage permitted, 17th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 2nd for defensive rebounding.

New York will face the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. The best of seven series opens on Monday, May 6.

New York Knicks Key Players

PG Jalen Brunson led New York with 28.7 points and 6.7 assists per game. In contrast, PF Julius Randle added 24.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest. Randle’s absence leaves a huge hole in the lineup.

So far in the playoffs, Brunson is averaging 25.5 points and 9.0 assists per contest. SG Josh Hart added 16.8 points and 12.3 rebounds per game in the first round.

New York Knicks Head Coach

Head coach Tom Thibodeau is in the elite class of NBA bench bosses. Thibodeau is a 2-time NBA Coach of the Year and has a career record of 477-572. He led the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals twice and proved to be a turnaround artist in Chicago, Minnesota, and New York.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023-24 82 50 32 2nd, Atlantic TBD
2022–23 82 47 35 3rd, Atlantic Lost in conference semifinals, 2–4 (Heat)
2021–22 82 37 45 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2020–21 72 41 31 3rd, Atlantic Lost in first round, 1–4 (Hawks)
2019–20 66 21 45 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2018–19 82 17 65 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
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New York Knicks History

On the whole, there has been no more disappointing NBA franchise than the New York Knicks. Their failure has been a source of perpetual frustration for the league, as the NBA is at its best when there are strong teams in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The Knicks were unable to fully take advantage of the intrinsic edges that come with being the only NBA franchise in America’s biggest city, so that played a part in the Nets being allowed to move to Brooklyn.

The New York Knicks were founded in 1946 as part of the BAA, but they have only won two titles during their long history. They play in the most storied venue in America (Madison Square Garden), but the fans have not been able to root for many winners over the years. The Knicks made it to the NBA Finals in three straight seasons shortly after joining the NBA, but they lost in seven games to the Rochester Royals and Minneapolis Lakers and fell to the Lakers in five games the final year.

The Knicks weren’t truly competitive again until the early 1970s. Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley, and Dave DeBusschere led the franchise to titles in 1970 and 1973 with Reed permanently etching his place in Knicks history after taking the floor in Game 7 despite having a torn muscle in his right thigh. Unfortunately, it would take two decades until the Knicks were a title contender again.

Patrick Ewing was arguably the greatest player in franchise history, but even the Hoya Destroya was unable to lead the Knicks to another title. The Knicks were able to make it to the NBA Finals twice with their rough house style in the 1990s, but they fell to the Houston Rockets in seven games in 1994 and lost to the San Antonio Spurs in 1999.

Since James Dolan took control of day-to-day operations in 1999, the Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA. They have only made the playoffs five times in the last 21 seasons, and they have won just a single playoff series in that stretch.

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