New York Knicks NBA Championship Odds 2022-23

The current New York Knicks NBA championship odds are . New York is an organization that was in “no man’s land” by season’s end; it didn’t get a high enough draft pick to select a player that would make a difference, and there wasn’t a ton of talent in free agency. However, it was able to pry away Jalen Brunson from the Dallas Mavericks and scoop Isaiah Hartenstein in free agency, which should alleviate its offensive struggles a bit. It’s difficult to immediately see Brunson and Hartenstein moving the needle for the Knicks, especially in the tough Eastern Conference. Still, they are two young, high-ceiling players who can hopefully be a part of a solid New York team in the coming years.

New York Knicks NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2022-23

New York has plenty of futures for you to choose from but few that are advisable. The Knicks took two steps back last season but will hopefully resemble the team from the 2020-21 campaign next season. You can bet on their championship, conference, and division odds, their win total, and odds to make the playoffs! Click on any odds to be redirected to the respective sportsbook that offers those odds.

New York Knicks NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated February 2023)
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It will likely not be the New York Knicks’ year to win the NBA Finals; they may not even make the playoffs, despite making a big splash in free agency. What they do have now, though, is Jalen Brunson, who can hopefully be the point guard of the future for them. The Knicks have not had a point guard that has made the All-Star team in multiple decades, and it is hard even to fathom their failures with lead guards. Hopefully, Brunson lifts the curse of poor guard play in New York and helps it get over the proverbial hump alongside R.J. Barrett and Julius Randle.

Reasons Why New York Knicks Can & Can’t Win NBA 2022-23 Championship

Strengths

  • Defense: Any Tom Thibodeau-coached team will lock in on the defensive end of the floor. Despite an already mentioned step (or two) back from the previous season, New York still finished sixth in opponent points per game, eighth in defensive efficiency, sixth in opponent effective field goal percentage (eFG%) and fifth in opponent three-point percentage (3P%). Still, the Knicks ranked outside the top ten in defensive rating and finished 11th in the Eastern Conference. It will take more than defense for this team to resemble a .500 team, much less a championship contender.
  • Youth/Upside: I like what the New York Knicks did in free agency this year by signing Isaiah Hartenstein and Jalen Brunson. Brunson and Hartenstein are both in their early-to-mid 20s and fit the mold of what New York is trying to build: tough, hard-working, high-IQ basketball players. New York has needed a point guard for a long time; don’t even try guessing the last time this organization had an All-Star point guard. Brunson gives New York that level of play, and between Hartenstein, R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Immanuel Quickley, and Julius Randle, it could eventually be relevant again.

     Weaknesses

    • Offense: New York acquired Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier last offseason, and that plan could not have gone more poorly. The Knicks added these players and didn’t lose anyone who garnered significant playing time, yet were much worse than the impressive, overachieving 2020-21 season. They finished 26th in points per game and effective field goal percentage (eFG%) and 23rd in offensive efficiency. The only mark they improved upon was their three-point shooting percentage (3P%), but that will hardly save them. Additionally, Julius Randle took a massive step back after his Most Improved Player season, shooting merely 41% from the field and 30% from deep. Only a Randle resurgence and another big step forward from R.J. Barrett can save this team from mediocrity.
        Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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