Found November 07, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
I really want to believe that the New York Knicks can’t possibly miss the playoffs in the top-heavy but still eminently shallow Eastern Conference even if the freshly injured Tyson Chandler misses a full six weeks. I want to believe it for the Knicks’ sake. I want to believe it because the mood could otherwise get really dark in one of my favorite buildings on Earth. Really, really gloomy even before we get to July 1 and what all this means for Carmelo Anthony’s impending free agency. NBA muckrakers obviously can’t leave that one alone, but the impact a long stretch without Chandler and what a season of underachievement might do to Anthony’s willingness to re-sign with his beloved Knicks next summer is not today’s focus. Ponder this instead: New York must convey a fully unprotected first-round pick to Melo’s old friends back in Denver in June ... so missing the postseason would obviously make that a lottery pick for the Nuggets. Based on the terms of the original Melo trade i...
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