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Bobby Portis says playoffs are the goal for Knicks because they’re ‘loaded at every position’

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Bobby Portis believes the New York Knicks can make the playoffs in 2019-20 and he doesn’t care what the critics have to say about the team’s chances.

After missing out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency, the Knicks signed Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington and Marcus Morris. New York’s young core is headlined by RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Dennis Smith Jr.

Portis believes the Knicks are “loaded at every position” and have a roster full of guys who are going to play with a chip on their shoulder every night.

“Yeah, for sure, for sure. The naysayers, the haters, the people who are doubting us will say that we’re crazy as hell for saying that,” Portis told Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. “But we have a bunch of guys who are coming in each and every day with that log on their shoulder and that’s going to push us to become a great team. We have a lot of pieces who can play.

“I think we’re loaded at every position; there are two-to-three players who could start at every position. When you have that much talent, that rises the competitiveness and improves the team as a whole.”

The Knicks have been a walking disaster for years under owner James Dolan. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2013.

We’ll see if Portis’ prediction comes to fruition next season. It would be great if there is playoff basketball back at The Garden.