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Queens, NY – The 2014-15 NBA season is only two weeks old so it’s obviously impossible to forecast any long-term trends but our local NBA teams appear to be serious works-in- process.

My gut feeling is that the Knicks and Nets will be battling each other for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA Eastern Division. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if both teams wind up on the outside looking in on the post-season come mid-April.

The Knicks shocked the basketball world in their second game this season by ruining LeBron James’ return to Cleveland as they beat the Cavaliers 95-90. The momentum did not last as they fell apart in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden a few nights later. If the Wizards had not missed a bushel of easy shots in the first half the Knicks might have been blown out from the get-go.

It’s clear that it’s going to take time and probably more talent for Knicks head coach Derek Fisher to implement the triangle offense that is beloved by his boss, team president Phil Jackson.

That was evident Friday night in Brooklyn as the Knicks looked totally out of sync in their first game of the year against the Nets. The final score 110-99 score belied the fact that the Knicks were down by 20 or more points most of the night.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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