Watch: Hall of Famer Walt Frazier dishes on Knicks' playoff chances

0:49 | NBA
Walt Frazier: Every Knicks' player will need to have 'career year' to make playoffs
Monday August 3rd, 2015

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.”

MAHONEY: Jose Calderon among players hoping to make old chances new

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.

During the off-season, New York signed center Robin Lopez, shooting guard Arron Afflalo and power forward Derrick Williams, and traded for power forward Kyle O'Quinn.


SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.