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LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For As The Knicks Open Their Season Against The Heat

I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.

11/02/2012

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) and Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Knicks, Nets Are Both Primed For Playoff Runs In 2012-13

The Knicks are going to have a shot at making some noise in the watered down Eastern Conference, and the Brooklyn Nets may very well be a playoff team as well.

10/31/2012

LeBron James (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Eastern Conference Preview And Predictions

With the NBA season kicking off on Wednesday, here’s my preview and ranking predictions for the 2012-2013 NBA season. This is how I see the Eastern Conference breaking down, and my season award winners.

10/29/2012

Avery Johnson, Billy King (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ King, Johnson: Team Can Be Contender In East, But Needs More To Win NBA Title

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, general manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson said that the Nets can be one of the top teams in the East, but they need a few more pieces to compete for an NBA Title.

07/13/2012