New York Knicks Must Follow Miami Heat Blueprint

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The New York Knicks have formed their own superstar tandem with Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.  Now the franchise must follow the Miami Heat game plan from last off-season and find the right pieces to compliment their star players.

By: David Kay

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Utah Jazz Made Wise Decision in Dealing Deron Williams to Nets

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After failing on their attempt to lure Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey, the Nets moved quickly to plan B by acquiring Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, a 2011 first round pick, a conditional future first rounder.  For Utah, the time was now to deal D-Will while new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov finally lands the superstar he has coveted since taking control of the franchise, but certainly not the best point guard in the NBA.

By: David Kay
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Carmelo Anthony FINALLY Traded to Knicks

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The first NBA trade deadline domino fell late Monday evening when Carmelo Anthony was finally dealt to the Knicks in a three-team trade involving twelve players.  Thank goodness because I was getting LeBron-Decision-like sick of all the rumors, reports, and speculation flooding ESPN‘s airwaves.  After weighing his options of the Knicks, Nets, or possibly staying with the Nuggets, ‘Melo decided New York is where he wanted to be.  Here’s a breakdown of the deal.

By: David Kay

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Carmelo Handcuffing Nuggets to Start Season

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Carmelo Anthony is going to get traded and will be playing for the New York Knicks in the very near future.  Until a deal is made, this cloud will hang over the Denver Nuggets franchise and leave numerous questions about the up-coming season and very near future.

By: David Kay
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Are the Knicks a Playoff Team This Season?

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The New York basketball revolution has begun.  It did not receive the immediate boost this off-season as LeBron, Wade, and Bosh chose to join forces in South Beach rather than the Big Apple.  Still, the signing of Amare Stoudemire is the first piece to the puzzle for the Knicks to regain respectability in the NBA and compete for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.

By: David Kay
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