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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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  • 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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Phil Jackson to the Knicks

Phil Jackson has been officially introduced as Knicks president, saying that he takes the job of bringing a title to New York seriously. Jackson's hiring has made waves around the NBA. Carmelo Anthony says he's willing to reassess the way he plays if Jackson wants him to; Jackson himself said there's "no doubt" Anthony is part of the Knicks' future. Michael Jordan, meanwhile, believes Jackson can turn the long-sputtering franchise around. For fans of a team that hasn't won a championship in more than 40 years, getting the best NBA coach of all time is cause for celebration. But will it result in more rejoicing?

  • Will the Knicks ever win a championship with Phil Jackson as their president of basketball operations?

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  • How many years will it take for Phil Jackson to build the Knicks into a title contender?

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  • Which team will have a better record two seasons from now?

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  • What chance do you give Phil Jackson of ever coaching the Knicks?

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  • Which team will Carmelo Anthony be playing for next season?

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  • Do you believe Carmelo Anthony when he says he would be willing to change his playing style if that's what Phil Jackson wanted?

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