The NBA playoffs will begin this weekend and two New York Teams will enter through the Eastern Conference, The Knicks and Nets, two different teams in contrast, vying for a championship.

The Brooklyn Nets have had a better track record over the past two decades, making the playoffs for the 12th time since 2001.

The New York Knicks have struggled, making the postseason only four times in the past two decades, and only advancing past the first round in one of those appearances.

While Brooklyn has taken the free agency route, and signed some big-name veterans and supporting players, their window of opportunity is short.

The Knicks have built a young team through the draft, and have plenty of options going into the off season, a nice run in the playoffs should attract plenty of interest for key players.

So here we go the 2021 Playoffs begin and here are a few reasons why New York/Brooklyn Fans should be excited.

Nets-Knicks Key Strengths

Nets-Knicks Key Strengths