Hall of Famer and former New York Knicks point guard Walt Frazier was on Monday's SI Now and was asked about the playoff chances of the 2015–16 Knicks.
The Knicks are coming off a season that saw them set a franchise record for losses with 65. New York finished in last place in the Eastern Conference and only had more wins (17) than one team in the league, the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“A lot of things have to go right for them to make the playoffs,” said Frazier. “If you look at the Eastern Conference now, all the teams are getting better.
“I think everybody has to have somewhat of a career year for the Knicks to make the playoffs ... when I look at what's going on and what's happening in the league, it's gonna be difficult.”
The Knicks were awarded the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft lottery and used it to select Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis. They also traded on draft night to get Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant, who was picked No. 19 by the Washington Wizards.