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Knicks interested in Lamar Odom

The Knicks aren't making the playoffs this season, but that isn't delaying their plans for next season. New York is reportedly interested in signing Lamar Odom before the season ends, bringing the veteran free agent on board so he can adjust to the Knicks' system immediately. It's been a troubled year for Odom, but he's still a talented player who could end up thriving in a different situation with a team under new management.

Would Lamar Odom be a good fit for the Knicks?

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  • Could Lamar Odom still start for a contending team?

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  • How will the Knicks fare next season if they sign Lamar Odom?

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Eastern Conference playoff races

The Eastern Conference is, uh, not so great this season. So it's only appropriate that the two biggest races -- for the first and last playoff spots -- don't exactly feature scintillating play. This all came into focus Sunday, when the first-place Miami Heat beat, but not terribly convincingly, the struggling, ninth-place New York Knicks. Not to be outdone, the Indiana Pacers were outscored 55-23 in the first half ... at home ... in a 107-88 loss to the No. 8 Atlanta Hawks. Yikes. What's your take on the East going forward?

  • Which team will earn the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed?

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  • How will the Pacers fare in the playoffs?

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  • Which of these teams has the best chance of reaching the Eastern Conference finals?

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  • Will the Eastern Conference champion win the NBA title?

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Will Knicks make the playoffs?

Long considered a lock to miss the playoffs, the New York Knicks are tied for eighth in the Eastern Conference after their 110-81 hammering of the crosstown-rival Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. The postseason is no given, though; the Hollinger playoff odds say they've got only a 14.2 percent chance of getting in (their schedule is much harder than that of fellow eighth-placer Atlanta, and the Hawks also currently own the tiebreaker). Will Phil Jackson's new crew pull it off? What would that mean for its future?

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  • Would a Knicks-Heat playoff series be entertaining?

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  • Will Mike Woodson coach the Knicks next season?

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  • Which team will Carmelo Anthony play for next season?

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Are Knicks playoff-bound?

Perhaps that 62-point outburst for Carmelo Anthony was a catalyst after all. Including the New York Knicks star's Madison Square Garden-record night, the team has won four straight games -- three of them by at least 26 points. The latest: A 117-86 thumping of the supposed-playoff-spot-rival Cleveland Cavaliers. The Knicks hardly have an inspiring record; they're still 19-27 heading into Saturday's home game against the Miami Heat. Still, they're just a half game out of the last Eastern Conference playoff spot ...

What do you make of the Knicks' four-game winning streak?

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  • Should the Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony?

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