Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Knicks Are On The Clock!

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I have to say this, the Carmelo Anthony trade to the Knicks has caused quite a stir here in New York. I mean, I haven't seen so much (basketball) excitement here since the good 'ole days of the Patrick Ewing era.

But considering how anemic the Knicks have been for the past decade, the frenzy is quite understandable. Knick fans have reasons to hope now. I guess it's officially safe to say that the separation from the nightmarish Isiah Thomas-led era has begun.

However, Knick fans have to understand that this is a work-in-progress.

Just simply acquiring Carmelo doesn't make them a championship-caliber team yet. They still have a long way to go. As I see it, the Knicks (28-26) will be the 6th seed in the playoffs and most likely will play the 3rd seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round. I could see the Bulls winning in six, making the Knicks a one round and out team this year. They simply don't have the depth to beat the Bulls.

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But depth will slowly come. The hard part is done.

So the remainder of this season and quite possibly next season will be a good opportunity for 'Melo and Amar'e Stoudemire to coalesce until the third missing link arrives. Did anyone say Chris Paul or Deron Williams? Right now the Knicks have to be the favorites to land one of those two superstars. As the old saying goes, talent attracts talent.

If anything, the acquisition has created a BRIGHT future in New York. If the Knicks make the right moves, there is no doubt they will soon be a force to be reckoned with. And who knows, maybe sooner than we think.

So welcome home 'Melo. This is your time. Your moment. Your town.

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