Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 10/28/14
This hasn't been the best summer for the New York Knicks.  Their new cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, made a huge splash with the acquisitions of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Andrei Kirilenko while Knicks brought in Andrea Bargnani.  James Dolan was again made to look like a vindictive fool with the revelation that he had threatened to trade Iman Shumpert over a refusal to participate in Summer League.  Newly re-signed J.R. Smith had surgery on his knee.  And to top it all off, the Knicks were basically just given 10 years to get their stuff out of Madison Square Garden so it could be leveled as part of a renovation of Penn Station.  Most people now rank the Knicks no higher than fifth in the East.  And to make matters worse, the Los Angeles Lakers are circling the waters, waiting for Carmelo Anthony to dive into free agency so they can snap him up.  That leaves the Knicks in a precarious position:  either trade Carmelo Anthony or let him walk after the 2014-15 season ...
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