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Playing The Point – April 17, 2017

Jimmy Butler; Credit – Getty Images

By Jay Colby,

1. Jimmy Butler Lead Bulls rally to beat Celtics 106-102 in series opener – In surprising fashion the Chicago Bulls comeback to beat the Boston Celtics behind Jimmy Butler 30 points and 9 rebounds. The Game 1 loss was an emotional night for Boston’s star Isaiah Thomas grieving the tragic loss of his 22-year-old sister Chyna Thomas.

Melodrama: It’s time for Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks to go their separate ways!

Carmelo Anthony; Credit – Getty Images

By Evan Dyal,

“Us and Golden State are the super teams.” This is what Derrick Rose said on July 22nd after he was traded from Chicago to New York. The Acquisition of Rose along with the signing of Joakim Noah had New York thinking of a deep playoff run. Fast forward to late January and the super team are standing at 19-26, and three games out of the 8 seed in the east. They are also trending downwards fast as they have lost thirteen of their last sixteen. With all the losing has come lots of drama, which is nothing new for the Knicks. Derrick Rose mysteriously did not show up to a home blowout loss to the Pelicans on January 9th, but that has not even been the main source of drama. Carmelo Anthony and the constant trade rumors along with his rocky relationship with Phil Jackson have dominated the headlines in Gotham.

Five Things to Expect from the Knicks for the Remainder of the Season

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By Ryan Rocklin,

Playoff Appearance
Before the NBA season tipped off, Derrick Rose called the Knicks a “super team”. 27 games later they look far from being a “super team”, however the Knicks are currently 14-13 and are the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference. The last time the Knicks made the playoffs was the 2012-2013 season and they lost in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

How a 6 time NBA championship Coach and His Front Office Staff Stumbled Upon a 19-year-old Latvian Sensation

L to R Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis, and Clarance Gaines

By Garrett Spahn,

At the end of the 2015-2016 season, the New York Knicks finished a measly 32-50, placing them at 13th in the eastern conference, according to LandofBasketball.com. Knicks fans had been asking for a savior; they were craving a player who could turn their team’s performance around. With the fourth pick and potential all stars like Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, and D’Angelo Russell in the mix, fans were eager to see their long awaited knight in shining armor come and save the day.

Five Things the Knicks Will Do In the 2016-17 Season

From left, New York Knicks' Brandon Jennings, Courtney Lee, Joakim Noah, president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and head coach Jeff Hornacek pose for photos after a news conference at the team's training facility, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Greenburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

From left, New York Knicks’ Brandon Jennings, Courtney Lee, Joakim Noah, president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and head coach Jeff Hornacek pose for photos after a news conference at the team’s training facility, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Greenburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Lucas Chang,

The New York Knicks have put themselves in excellent position this offseason to make some major noise this upcoming season. With the surprising trade that brought point guard Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls, the buzz around the New York Knicks seems to be coming back. Free agent acquisitions Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings will all make key contributions throughout the season, which will help Carmelo Anthony and company to excel and prosper. With all of the new moves made this summer, here are five things the Knicks will do this upcoming 2016-17 season.