Scotto: Midseason Report Cards for Knicks and Nets

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Before the season, championship expectations were attached to both the Knicks and the Nets. The Knicks were coming off the team’s first season with at least 50 or more wins and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals since the 1999-2000 campaign, when Jeff Van Gundy patrolled the sidelines, Patrick Ewing wrapped up his final season in New York and Allan Houston was in the prime of his career. The Nets were coming off their first trip to the playoffs in six years

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SH Blog: Knicks and Nuggets Revisit Shumpert-Faried Trade; LeBron Says He Is Top Four All-Time; Trade Possibilities Around The NBA

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As the February 21st NBA trade deadline looms over All-Star weekend, there is no shortage of news and rumors around the league. We’ll take a look at which teams have the ammunition to make major moves before next weeks deadline, which players can be on the move, and everything else happening in the league today. 

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Tweet of the Night: Metta World Peace Gets Weird

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Metta World Peace has never been the most logical player in the NBA. We all know he has a long history of media moments, and Sunday is just another one on the list. Early on Sunday, before the Knicks 1:00 PM game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, World Peace spoke to the media about Saturday night’s incident involving Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart. 

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PODCAST: Why Signing Andrew Bynum was Good Move by Pacers

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Andrew Bynum is going to spend the next several weeks getting into shape and waving a towel for the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers, who have no plans to rush him into action after signing him last week. Is that a plan that makes sense? In this interview with Jody MacDonald of CBS Sports radio, we debated that question – and I weighed in with the opinion that it is better to have a third option at center behind Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi than to sit

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SH Blog: Davis to Replace Kobe in All-Star Game; Knicks Not Happy With Woodson; LeBron Had Regrets in Miami; Walker: ‘”Tanking is Ridiculous”

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Only a week out from All-Star Weekend in New Orleans beginning on February 14th, there has been one looming question heading in: who will replace Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference roster? New NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, answered that question today. To nobody’s surprise he picked the hometown favorite, and well deserving Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. More from USA Today’s Sam Amick: 

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PODCAST: Why Mike Woodson is taking the fall in New York

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It now seems only a matter of days before Mike Woodson becomes the first coach fired in the 2013-14 NBA season. As reported by our New York-based columnist, Michael Scotto, Woodson and his assistants are expecting to lose their jobs by the All-Star break, with Herb Williams taking over for the remainder of the season. What could prevent it from happening? It might take a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road Sunday to keep the axe from falling. Why is it happening?

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