NBA playoff standings 2014 news is ugly for the New York Knicks. The Knicks are fading in the 2014 playoff standings, especially after an ugly loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night (Feb. 12). Losing to a weak team from the Western Conference at home was not the way to make a move on that No. 8 spot out East.
The loss dropped the team to 20-32 on the season and pushed them 2 1/2 games back of the Charlotte Bobcats for the No. 8 spot. The Bobcats might only be 23-30 on the season, but they have been holding on to that spot for a while. Just behind them are the 22-30 Detroit Pistons, which puts the Pistons ahead of the Knicks as well.
Maybe some worse news for fans in New York is that in the updated NBA playoff standings for 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten hot. The team is only half a game behind the Knicks now, suggesting one win could lead to them overtaking other team in a quest to make the postseason.
There might be some die-hard fans holding out hope that the team in the "Big Apple" is going to turn things around, but the evidence certainly isn't there that it is going to happen. This has even led to rumors about coach Mike Woodson getting fired and that has been reported on Gather as well.
Is there any chance the New York Knicks could still make a significant run and qualify for the 2014 NBA Playoffs? Will Carmelo Anthony want to remain with this franchise?