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How good are the Knicks now?

East's big four still standing in way, but don't count these 'Bockers out in the playoffs

Updated: February 23, 2011, 7:26 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks are giving up so much to get Carmelo Anthony, it's best to forget about this season. This is about building for the next four seasons, and they aren't getting past the Heat, Celtics, Hawks or Bulls.

Right?

Well, take a look at the NBA standings and try to make a strong case that the Knicks can't make it out of the first round now that they are on the verge of acquiring another 30-point-per-night scorer.

Go ahead, make your case. (And don't ...

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