I was stating an opinion. The only "proof" I have of the Knicks and Nets playing well, is last year. Do you honestly think they'll be the 2 worst teams in the Atlantic by season's end? With management teams who are desperately in win-now mode?
As for the Raptors picking it up, I'll believe it when I see it. I've been waiting for 6 years.
I know its an opnion but what reason is there that you think they will pick it up? Just because of expectations put on them?
I've been waiting as long as you as well and I agree that they haven't assured me anything other than setting up for another season of heartbreak. (possibly)