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New York Knicks: 5 Biggest Concerns Heading into Next Season
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The New York Knicks' biggest concern, along with every other NBA team, is avoiding a lockout that could potentially cancel an entire season. The league's entire philosophy and financial landscape are under fire, meaning the lockout can easily cancel games in the short term.

In the long term, it can damage the Knicks' hopes of adding a third star to their team in 2012.  The harder salary cap that's being discussed would immediately kill fans' dreams of Chris Paul or Dwight Howard suiting up alongside Amar'e Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony.

Regardless of 2012 dreams and a new collective bargaining agreement's impact on them, Knicks fans know the danger of waiting for free agents all too well after LeBron James left for Miami in the summer of 2010. In the meantime, New York can do little but make a few aesthetic adjustments and try to improve from within.

The following are the Knicks' five biggest concerns for next season...if there is a next season.

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