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Knicks legend John Starks with Boomer & Carton (WFAN/Al Dukes)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – John Starks will be among the former Knicks honored with “Legends Awards” at halftime against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Starks joined Boomer & Carton Tuesday to talk about the award, and of course, the Knicks’ blockbuster trade for Carmelo Anthony.

“I saw it on the news and I was elated,” Starks said of the Anthony trade. “First and foremost, you’re getting one of the top five players in this league, and he’s a game-changer. That means so much to a team when you can have a game-changer come to your roster.”

LISTEN: John Starks talks Carmelo Anthony with Boomer & Carton

The Knicks will honor one player for each decade from the 1950s to 2000s at halftime on Feb. 23. Other winners voted by fans included Harry Gallatin (1950s), Dick Barnett (1960s), Earl Monroe (1970s), Mark Jackson (1980s) and Allan Houston (2000s).

“(Donnie Walsh) just congratulated me on being honored as the Knick of the nineties,” Starks said. “We’re going to have a nice dinner tonight with all the legends that’s going to be honored.”

Though he’s excited about the ceremony, Starks is ready to watch the Knicks make a postseason run.

“You never know what happens when you get to the playoffs,” explained Starks, “and this team is being built for the playoffs.”

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