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NEW YORK, New York - This was not supposed to happen. They have Derek Fisher as their new coach. They have Phil Jackson, the zen master with 11 rings, running their organization. They re-signed Carmelo Anthony to a monstrous deal. And they’re running "The Triangle Offense" for Christ's sake! The Triangle! So why are the New York Knicks 3-10 right now with losses to the Pistons, Magic, Jazz, Hawks (twice), Bucks and Timberwolves? Not exactly the Murderer's Row of early season scheduling, right? And things are not looking any brighter in the near future. On November 24th the Knicks embark on a road trip that includes games against the Rockets, Mavericks, and Thunder, and then they come home to face the Heat, Nets and Cavaliers, and then bounce back and forth to play at the Hornets, home against the Trail Blazers, at the Pelicans and at the Spurs. Huh? Realistically, on December 12th, with the way the Knicks are playing right now, they could find themselves 4-20. Season over. Didn't see this coming did you Knicks fans? Why not? ... MORE HERE
TORONTO, Ontario - The Toronto Raptors snuck up on the NBA last season, winning the Atlantic Division and earning the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. This season, there is no more sneaking up. The Raptors are expected to win the Atlantic Division again. The Raptors are expected to be a top three seed again in the East. Many, however, think the Raptors were a regular season anomaly last season, evidence by their first round bow out of the playoffs at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets. Those people could not be more wrong. And the Raptors are on a mission this season to prove they belong ... MORE HERE