Scenario Keeps Knicks’ Postseason Hopes Alive
So you're telling me there's a chance? The New York Knicks were in yet another "rebuilding season" before the league shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With a record of 21 - 45 with 16 games left the Knicks were just about eliminated from the postseason. About 10 games behind the Magic for the 8th and final Eastern Conference playoff spot the Knicks were looking to next season and figuring out who would coach them next year. That may all change based on a reported expanded NBA tournament scenario.
According to the New York Post's Marc Berman a source says there's a scenario where the top 12 teams in both conferences would make the postseason.
One instance is teams ranked nine through 12 in each conference staging a four-team single-elimination tournament. The winner of that event gets the right to play the current No. 8 seed to get the final spot inside the formal 16-team playoff.
Reading this the same day that we're hearing the NBA is making positive strides towards returning to play makes me very happy. I know this isn't the perfect way to make the postseason but after missing the playoffs every season since 2013, I'll take what I can get. There are still so many questions like when, where, and how the NBA could return but hearing one scenario where I get to watch at least one more meaningful Knicks game is the best news I've heard in a while.