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Where will Melo go?

Carmelo Anthony could become a free agent after the 2013-14 season, and leaving the New York Knicks -- who are a mere 17-27, even after beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday -- might not seem like a bad plan. But will it happen? Kobe Bryant on Sunday said he isn't going to actively recruit the man who broke his Madison Square Garden scoring record with 62 points on Friday night. And Anthony's wife, La La, said Melo "definitely" will stay with the Knicks. What do you think will happen?

Where will Carmelo Anthony be at the start of the 2014-15 season?

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  • Should Kobe Bryant actively recruit Carmelo Anthony if Melo becomes a free agent after this season?

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  • How much does La La Anthony's insistence that Carmelo Anthony will "definitely" stay with the Knicks change your opinion of his potential free agency?

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  • Which will be the biggest factor in Carmelo Anthony's pending free-agency decision?

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  • Would you want your favorite team to sign Carmelo Anthony if he becomes a free agent this offseason?

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  • How would the Lakers fare in 2014-15 with Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and a top-10 draft pick?

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  • Will Carmelo Anthony ever win an NBA championship?

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Will Melo's big night help the Knicks?

Carmelo Anthony couldn't miss Friday night -- even from halfcourt. In addition to surpassing Kevin Durant for the NBA's season high, Melo's 62 points set records for the Knicks franchise and the current Madison Square Garden -- and he could have scored more had he not come out with more than seven minutes remaining in New York's blowout win over the Bobcats. It's a bright spot for a Knicks team that has struggled much of the season -- but it doesn't erase questions about whether Melo will leave via free agency this summer.

What do you make of Carmelo Anthony's 62-point performance Friday night?

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  • Where does Melo's 62-point night rank in MSG history?

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  • Assuming all are healthy, which of these players is the NBA's best pure scorer?

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  • Is Melo the greatest scorer to ever play for the Knicks?

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  • Which team will Carmelo Anthony play for in 2014-15?

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Knicks win fifth straight

Remember when the Knicks were a joke? No, not that time. Not that time either. We're talking about the most recent time, before they inexplicably rattled off five wins in a row, including a fairly solid victory over the defending champion Heat. If the season ended today, the Knicks would actually be the eighth playoff team in the East -- which says a lot about the East, but also is indicative of how much their season outlook has changed in just a few short games. This could be a competitive mirage, but right now, things are looking good for at least one embattled team in New York.

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

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  • Will the Knicks make the playoffs?

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  • Which team will finish the season with a better winning percentage?

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  • What has Mike Woodson been to the Knicks this season?

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  • Will J.R. Smith still be on the Knicks by the end of this season?

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Knicks, Nets back in playoff hunt?

On Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Golden State Warriors' 10-game winning streak. A night later, the New York Knicks knocked off the defending champion Miami Heat. The Nets now have won four in a row. The Knicks have won four of five. The Nets now occupy the Eastern Conference's eighth spot. The Knicks are 10th, but just a game out of the playoffs. In other words, perhaps Gotham's hoops demise was declared prematurely. Can these teams sustain the chase in the shaky East -- one whose sixth-place team, Chicago, is 15-18 and just traded perhaps its best healthy player?

Will the Nets (14-21, 8th in East) make the playoffs?

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  • Will the Knicks (13-22, 1 GB 8th in East) make the playoffs?

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  • Which team has a better chance of winning a series in the playoffs?

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  • Will Jason Kidd and Mike Woodson be coaching the Nets and Knicks, respectively, at the start of the 2014-15 season?

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  • Is the NBA better when New York's teams are playing well?

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Is Mike Woodson on thin ice?

Mike Woodson's already-precarious position with the Knicks became that much more untenable on Monday, as a coaching blunder resulted in an embarrassing loss to the Wizards. Woodson failed to call a timeout to set up a final play with 6.9 seconds to play and trailing by a point, despite New York having three timeouts to use. Carmelo Anthony thinks Woodson is safe for now, but with losses piling up, it's becoming more and more likely that the Knicks will have a new coach soon.

  • Will Mike Woodson be fired before the end of 2013?

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  • Who do you blame the most for the Knicks' struggles this season?

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  • Will the Knicks ever make the playoffs again with Carmelo Anthony?

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  • Which New York team has been more disappointing this season?

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