If they do, you have to pencil them in as `contenders`.
(1) None of the older players are starting. They are depth. They aren`t expected to play big minutes.
(2) Further, the Knicks age is balanced by their quantity of depth. They`re 2-3 deep at every position. It is a roster built with any concerns for injury or wear-and-tear in mind. That`s the reason for their strength this year.
Please remind me what players do you foresee breaking down in the end of the season.... and how that will affect the team`s chances.