2012 NBA Playoffs: The Knicks Are Better off Without Stat and Lin

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2012 NBA Playoffs: The Knicks Are Better off Without Stat and Lin
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The New York Knicks would be lucky to make it into the playoffs after a season filled with drama and injury has left the team hovering around .500.

However, with 10 games left the Knicks have the opportunity to actually move up in the playoff standings due to the major struggle in the second half for the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Knicks have actually been playing pretty well since the departure of Mike D'Antoni and the emergence of defensive-minded Mike Woodson as head coach.

The Knicks have hung in there despite the loss of Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire, and going into the playoffs without both stars would actually be better for them.

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