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Jim Cavan Breaks Down Knicks' Recent Success

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Seeking an additional opinion on the Knicks' recent hot streak, I called up the pragmatic Jim Cavan (@JPCavan) of Knicker Blogger (ESPN's Truehoop Network) and Bleacher Report to discuss Andrea Bargnani's improved defensive numbers, Raymond Felton's mystique, and Carmelo Anthony's spike in assists. Take a listen.

What's Different About These Knicks?

by Kenny Ducey

Basketball Schedule/Flickr

Let's get one thing straight: the Knicks' season is not saved. For all of the postives you can take from this past five-game winning streak, one could argue there just as many negatives still remaining with the team, like their balky FT%, their lack of a starting two-way PG, and the questionable basketball IQ that's been shown time and time again under the leadership of Mike Woodson.

What Is Mike Woodson Doing, Folks?

by Kenny Ducey

Basketball Schedule/Flickr

JR Smith's gaffe at the end of Friday night's loss in Houston is hardly an isolated incident. There's been an unsightly pattern of mental errors committed by the Knicks, putting their chances of victory in jeopardy, and that must fall on the head coach.

Reasonable Passion or Jail-Worthy Stupidity?

by Kevin Kelly

The Simpsons :: FOX

The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.

ESPN.com’s Tom Haberstroh Joins One on One

by DJ Sixsmith

Keith Allison :: Flickr

It’s been over four months since the Miami Heat played a meaningful game. That all changes next week when the Heat open up the 2013 regular season on the road in the Windy City against the Chicago Bulls. The return of former MVP Derrick Rose is one of the many things we discussed with ESPN.com NBA writer Tom Haberstroh on One on One.