Are the Knicks contenders or pretenders?

On the latest Crossover podcast, Howard Beck and Chris Mannix discuss if New York can continue their hot streak.

The following transcript is an excerpt from The Crossover NBA podcast. Listen to the full episode on podcast players everywhere or on

Mannix: I want to start with your New York Knicks, who, as we record this, have won seven games in a row. They’re playing some pretty good defense. Jalen Brunson looks like he’s worth every nickel of the contract that they gave him. The Knicks right now I think are playoff contenders, no doubt about that. Are they win-a-series contenders? Advance-to-the-second-round contenders? Or pretenders?


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