Top 5 lessons NY Knicks should have learned from NBA Playoffs

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IMay 31, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 13:  New head coach of the New York Knicks Mike D'Antoni (L) and team president Donnie Walsh (R) poses for a photo on May 13, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 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 Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Now that the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have distinguished themselves from the remaining 28 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), it’s as good a time as any to examine, no pun intended, how the first three rounds of the playoffs became a teaching tool for its multitude of spectators.

More specifically, there were a myriad of lessons to be gleaned by New York Knicks President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh and his staff as the organization prepares to enter what is anticipated to be, arguably, the most active and critical off-season in team history.

So, without further adieu and any empty rhetoric, based on the last month and a half of action, the top five observations that should have upped the intelligence quotient of the Knick front office going into next month’s free agent melee are:

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