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Melo’s Career At The Crossroads – Ryan O’Connell

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After plenty of promise and lots of bravado, the New York Knicks off-season came a touch earlier than expected this year. The Knicks and their fans talked a mean game all season, but in the end, they were unceremoniously eliminated from the playoffs.

The Indiana Pacers, who, with their stingy defense, ball movement and level-headed play, were the antithesis of the Knicks, defeated them in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, sending New York’s finest home at least one round earlier than anticipated.

The Knicks weren’t really expected to be an elite-level squad in 2012/13, but their play early in the season, and then again late in the regular season, fooled many people – including the Knicks themselves – into believing that they were a great team.

They weren’t.

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5 Things We Learned…

A new season, a new feature over at NBA Nation Australia!

Each week, we will share the 5 things we learned about the NBA from that week’s pool of games. A light hearted yet serious look at the good, the bad and the random that the NBA throws up at us each week.

Five random things that have us talking here at NBA Nation Australia HQ and Five things we think you guys will enjoy reading about…every week.

So here we go. The first list goes like this.

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