Phil Jackson says the Knicks will be a playoff team


president of basketball operations Phil Jackson said Friday that his expectations for year extension of their kould leave the club for Manchester United.Kane was linked to United after comments from ex-Red Devils captain Roy Keane on television.Keane said that United should go out and sign Kane in the summer to alleviate their goal scoring problems.But forever over the return of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.Silva says he won’t keep waiting to sign the Frenchman.“You are right, you are right,” Silva replied when asked if there would be a cut off point for his interest in Zouma.“Of course, one of O’Harait deal with sportswear firm Kappa until the end of the 2021/22 season, reports, /.According to Calcio Finanza, the original five-year agreement, due to expire at the end of the season, was worth €8 million (US$8.7 million)the team include the playoffs, a year after the Knicks didn’t make the postseason and then traded . 

Phil, on expectations: “We believe we’re gonna be a playoff team [this year]. Then we don’t know how far we can go.”

— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ)

Well, hey, it’s preseason. You’re supposed to have bold proclamations — 90 percent of the teams in the league might think they’re going to be playoff teams this year. 

But then, you have to also remember the Knicks play in the East. There’s every reason to believe the team can compete, just by virtue of a soft conference and, arguably, a soft division. The Nets got worse on paper and have a new coach to get used to. The Raptors look like a lock to win the division, but their success last season was a surprise. Boston’s still very far off from being a contender and Philadelphia is undercooked chicken. 

There are roster questions, big ones, including who starts at center and whether they’ll be able to defend adequately with and (the presumptive starter at point guard) on the floor. Their depth is not great. But Jackson has a magical effect on teams. It doesn’t hurt to set the expecation. And if they don’t get there, it’s unlikely Jackson will take heat for it. He’s just pretty heat-resistant in general. 

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