The Knicks’ X-factors revealed in the 2024 playoffs against the 76ers

The New York Knicks are in a precarious position. They won 50 games and secured second place in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But there is also an ongoing debate about their chances of advancing beyond the first round, which is unusual for a second seed. However, the Knicks know better than anyone what they are capable of and should feel good about their chances in the first round and beyond. New York could advance to the NBA Finals this season. And if they do, it will be because of a few select X factors.

The beauty of the Knicks’ X-Factor is that you can really name anyone in their rotation as playing a significantly important role. Everyone from Jalen Brunson to Precious Achiuwa contributes, and everyone who touches the court must play well for New York to succeed.