One thing that was apparent for the New York Knicks before the 2012-2013 season was that they were going to be able to score prolifically. Carmelo Anthony is a superstar scorer, J.R. Smith has the ability to fill it up and Steve Novak is arguably the best three point shooter in the game.
That omits both point guard additions in grizzly veteran Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton, who is on his second tour in New York. Also omitted is injured Amar’e Stoudemire, whom Carmelo Anthony has already said he wants to share the ball with more, even if it takes shots away from him. Not only was it obvious this team could score an abundance of points, but the team is also developing a chemistry and unselfishness that maybe didn’t exist last year. Even Anthony, who has never met a shot he hasn’t liked, is willing to share the ball for the benefit of the team.
As for the offense thus far, the Knicks have certainly been filling it up. New York is second in the NBA only to Dallas with 104.5 points per game and also ranks second to Dallas in 3-point field goal percentage (43.6%). The Knicks have been lethal from beyond the arc in the first four games of the season, averaging 12.8 3-point field goals made, which is well beyond the Mavericks, who rank second with 9.8 made threes.