When it comes to sporting droughts, the New York Knicks perhaps take the proverbial biscuit.
1973 was the last time that the New York Knicks managed to get over the line and win the NBA Championship and seldom have they looked like being able to repeat that feat.
Few sporting meccas are crying out for passionate support and success as much as Madison Square Gardens, with the whole city of New York are eager to see the Knicks succeed.
Each season inevitably brings a new opportunity and the 2022/23 campaign has started relatively well for the New York Knicks.
Tom Thibodeau’s side still lack consistency but reaching the playoffs, looks to be an achievable goal for the Knicks this term.
The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks have the look of two sides who could run away with the Eastern Conference, with every other team seemingly playing for positioning in the league table.
6 wins and 6 defeats from the opening 12 games played is representative of the lack of consistency the Knicks have been able to generate this season but it also an indicator of just how close they are to bridging the gap in the division.
Whilst that may not be enough to yield playoff form just yet, the reality of the situation is that the New York Knicks are an improving side and a couple of good results could completely transform their fortunes.
At odds +1000 to win the NBA Championship in 2023 with this BetRivers bonus, clearly the New York Knicks have yet to convince too many people of their credibility this season but how they would love to end 50 years of NBA pain.
Elsewhere, the usual array of big name sides will be chasing glory, with defending champions the Golden State Warriors once again the side to beat.
The Californians are often overlooked in the opening games of the season but they always seem to turn it on when it matters and at +800, they have started the campaign relatively strongly.
Boston Celtics was edged out in the NBA Championship finals in 2022 and how they would love to avenge that pain this season.
The Eastern Conference remains as competitive as ever and with the Boston Celtics remaining one of the sides to beat, they should be well in the mix at +750 for the NBA Championships in 2023.
Elsewhere, the likes of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns have emerged as two of the most exciting sides in the NBA over the past few seasons.
The Bucks come in at +650, whilst the Suns can be backed at +900 to fulfill their respective potentials and win the NBA Championship in 2023.
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