New York Knicks: 3 reasonable expectations heading into the playoffs

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3 reasonable expectations for the New York Knicks heading into the playoffs. 

The New York Knicks are having one of their finest seasons in recent franchise history. It’s been nearly a decade since this team last made the playoffs, but the team has already secured a least top 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Although, the playoffs are an entirely different animal. Especially for a team that will be making its first postseason run together as a unit. Even though the Knicks, in theory, have playoff experience, this team’s dynamic duo of RJ Barrett and Julius Randle have not made the postseason through the first few seasons of their career.

Will it be foreign to them? Will they take some time to adjust to the different atmosphere and urgency? Will the speed of playoff basketball help or hurt New York? Will Tom Thibodeau’s experience be enough to help this team navigate through the unknown waters?

There are so many uncertainties and questions regarding this team heading into the postseason. So what are some reasonable expectations for the Knicks? We highlight and discuss three that should help tamper outrageous and unfair expectations for the franchise.