Biggest Red Flags to Suggest NY Knicks Will Take a Step Back in 2013-14

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Biggest Red Flags to Suggest NY Knicks Will Take a Step Back in 2013-14
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New York Knicks fans tend to prefer orange and blue (with a little bit of white mixed in as well), but that doesn't mean they're immune to the color red. B/R's Dan Favale, one of our resident Knicks fans, has even assured me that his favorite color is indeed blue. 

Going into the 2013-14 campaign, there are a handful of red flags that have the potential to make Carmelo Anthony look a little bit silly. 

In a recent interview with the New York Post's Marc Berman, 'Melo didn't leave much room for doubt on his expectations for New York: 

We were the top two seed last year. I think nobody expected that. This year we expect to do the same thing. I actually see this team be better than last year’s team. I won’t get into all the details [why]. But we feel that. We feel we have improved as a unit.

While I wish that Anthony had gone into those details so that I could focus on those, I'm still going to question his statement. Please note that questioning doesn't mean denying the veracity of it, just putting it to the test. 

Leading up to training camp, there are five red flags firmly planted in the Knicks' metaphorical front yard. Let's analyze them one by one. 

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