Carmelo Anthony wants to know if the computer is broken. Anthony reacted with surprise Wednesday when informed of a projection for the Knicks to go 37-45 this season based on an ESPN system called SCHOENE. That would be a steep dropoff from last season’s 54-28 record which was good enough for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. “Sometimes there’s glitches in the computer’’ Anthony said. “That’s all I can say.’’ Anthony who will return to his hometown Baltimore on Thursday when the Knicks face the Wizards in a preseason game hates to hear any projections. “I don’t follow that stuff — that’s it’’ Anthony said. Mike Woodson said there were modest projections for the Knicks before last season too. “Do they play?’’ Woodson asked. “It’s a computer system. I don’t think computers run up and down the floor. You still have to play the game guys. I don’t get caught up in that. I don’t have any control over the computers. The only thing I can control is our team and how we play.’’ The SCHOENE analysis factors in the injury-prone natures of Knicks forwards Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire and the offseason loss of 3-point marksman Steve Novak. Still the overwhelming consensus has the Knicks finishing in the top five in the East. The SCHOENE projection has the Knicks seventh.
Knicks scoff at computer’s 37-win projection
New York Post | Oct 16