NBA Power Rankings: Boston Celtics, LA Clippers are getting hot at the right time

NBA Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
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New York Knicks
New York Knicks Julius Randle (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

14. New York Knicks

The New York Knicks haven’t gone away and it all but appears that this is a team that is going to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. They’re currently in the sixth spot in the East and are looking at a first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks as it currently stands.

Either way, no matter what happens over these last few weeks, this season has been an absolute success for the Knicks’ franchise. They’ve made progress and a step forward and will have plenty of room to make improvements to this roster heading into the offseason.

It’ll be interesting to see what his team looks like at the start of next season and how much better they could be over the next few seasons. Many laughed at the thought of Tom Thibodeau becoming a head coach again, but you can’t argue that it hasn’t paid off for this franchise