New York Knick loss could be huge gain for New Jersey Nets

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 18, 2010

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20:  David Lee #42 of the New York Knicks dunks the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2010 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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As the 2010 NBA playoffs roll on, visions of participation in the 2011 postseason have already begun to dance through the heads of the New Jersey Nets and the New York Knicks.

However, prior to the Knicks ending their six-year playoff drought and the Nets playing deep into April for the first time in three years, it goes without saying that both organizations must have successful off-season rebuilding programs that include picking up integral pieces in free agency.

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