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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Nets vs Knicks; Who Is The Better NBA Team?

Updated: May 17, 2023

New York is home to 2 NBA teams, those being the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks.

The New York Knicks are one of the original NBA teams as they were founded in 1946. The Knicks are one of the most well known teams in the NBA, but recently they have been well known for sucking. The Knicks have 2799-2988 record, giving them a .484 WP% with 2 championships , 4 conference titles and 8 divisional titles in 42 playoff appearances going into the 2020/21 NBA season.

The Brooklyn Nets had some of their success in the ABA before they merged along with several other teams into the NBA. Overall they have a win/loss record of 1859-2435, giving them a .433 WP% (374-370 W/L record from ABA part of that.) The Nets have 0 NBA champions, but 2 in the ABA with 28 playoff appearances (21 NBA, 7 ABA) the Nets only have 5 division titles, 1 of them from the ABA. The Nets have only been around since the late 60s, so due to that, they have played less games.

The Knicks last title came back in 1973 as the Nets came in 1976, before they joined the NBA. And even though the Nets have played less games they have not had any success in the NBA as even though the Knicks have not done well lately they have proved that they are capable of winning NBA championships and being competitive, they are below the .500 WP% mark due to their recent struggles.

The Nets have shown recently that they can be contenders, but when time calls they cannot preform.

With that said, the New York Knicks are the better New York NBA team going into the 2020/21 season.

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