The New York Knicks were projected by ESPN’s SCHOENE system to finish the 2013-2014 season with 37 wins. After beating the Brooklyn Nets last night, the Knicks currently sit at 36 wins with a game remaining in their season. Way back in October, Marc Berman [of The Post] asked Carmelo Anthony about the projection. From The New York Post:
“Sometimes there’s glitches in the computer,’’ Anthony said. “That’s all I can say.’’
Carmelo obviously majored in Computer Science at Syracuse. Coach Mike Woodson was also asked about the projection.
“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 projections are locked behind the ESPN Insider paywall so there is no way for anyone to know if any of the other team projections were correct. As John Hollinger pointed out, sometimes ESPN gets it wrong. According to the story in the Post, the Knicks were projected to be the #7 team in the East. They’re going to finish 9th and miss the playoffs. New York host Toronto tonight with a chance to prove those lazy, glitch-y, un-athletic computers wrong with a loss.
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