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The losing streak ends at six as the Knicks finally get a must win against the fourth seed Orland Magic. While the Knicks currently sit seventh in the eastern conference with eight games left in the regular season, since the trade the Knicks are 8-12 and the panic meter for fans are at an all time high. Although I do admit that going to work after a Knick’s loss and explaining what happened to my team is frustrating, but I tell my co-workers this season is a period of adjustment for this team. So as the Knicks players and coaches make their adjustments I hope to see better effort on defense and offense as we prepare to have at least a seven game series in the first round of the playoffs no matter who the Knicks play.

It will be interesting to see which Knick players step up and make big plays. I’m sure D’Antoni will shorten his rotation during the playoffs to seven maybe eight players giving his starters more playing time. With this in mind, my top Knick players off the bench have been Toney Douglas, Shawn Williams, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams (he could start), and Bill Walker. I do not expect to see all five players in the Knicks normal rotation, but I do feel they provide the best energy off the bench.

With the Knicks’ struggles, it is obvious to see that the up tempo style of basketball that Mike Dantoni likes to play is almost nonexistence which means more half court offense and isolations for Carmelo. While I do like Chauncey Billups, his leadership, and mental toughness, I am not sure if he is the type of point guard the Knicks need for the style of basketball D’Antoni likes to play. I know Billups will step up big time during the playoffs, but as the Knicks move forward next season it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Billups and the Knicks.

Up next for the Knicks is the New Jersey Nets with a 23-50 record and on a 3 game losing streak.

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As the NBA summer league is in full swing this is the time to see what all the fuss was about on draft night. Very good first round players mixed with 2nd round non guarantee contract playing for a spot on their respective team’s roster. Let’s not forget the unproven talents of bench players who didn’t get much play during the regular season. This is a great time to see whose got game and who does not. So after the disappointing “decision” of Jabron Lames this is a good change of pace and the future is looks good. Here is the 2010 roster of the NY Knicks:

Summer League roster 2010
Eric Boateng C 6’10” 257 Arizona State
Jaycee Carroll G 6’1″ 187 Utah State
Warren Carter F 6’9″ 220 Illinois
Toney Douglas G 6’2″ 190 Florida State
Patrick Ewing Jr. F 6’8″ 240 Georgetown
Olu Famutimi G 6’5″ 220 Arkansas
Landry Fields G-F 6’7″ 215 Stanford
Charles Garcia F 6’10” 230 Seattle Pacific University
Ron Howard G 6’5″ 200 Valparaiso
Chris Hunter F-C 6’11” 240 Michigan
Marcus Landry F 6’7″ 230 Wisconsin
Leo Lyons F 6’9″ 225 Missouri
Carlos Powell F 6’7″ 225 South Carolina
Andy Rautins G 6’4″ 194 Syracuse
Bill Walker G-F 6’6″ 230 Kansas State
Ryan Wittman F 6’7″ 210 Cornell