Well, take a look at the NBA standings and try to make a strong case that the Knicks can't make it out of the first round now that they are on the verge of acquiring another 30-point-per-night scorer.
Go ahead, make your case. (And don't argue that Timofey Mozgov was going to make the difference. He wasn't.) The No. 3 seed is a toss-up, and if the Knicks go into the postseason as a No. 6 against the right team (like the Chicago Bulls), they can't be instantly written off.
In the bigger scheme of things, the Knicks' tentative deal to acquire Anthony means they are going to be relevant through the spring of 2015. They didn't just acquire him for this season. He's on board for the same amount of time LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be in Miami.
Whatever happens this season is gravy.