Every weekday (in this case, weekend) throughout the season, ESPNNewYork.com tackled a burning question about the Knicks in our "Opening Tip" segment.
Today's Burning Question: Will the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks eventually win an NBA title?
Forty years and counting ...
If you woke up Sunday morning wondering when the Knicks' title drought would end, you need to first ask yourself this: Do the Knicks, as currently constituted, have enough talent to win the NBA title?
First, let's talk about the roster.
The Knicks have $60 million tied up in three players (Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler) over the next two years, so there won't be much opportunity for GM Glen Grunwald to overhaul the roster.
So barring a trade, the Knicks may have just CBA-allotted exceptions and the veteran's minimum to spend on free agents.
Essentially, the core of this year's team will probably be in tact for the next two years (unless New York can find a taker for Stoudemire's deal).
So we know who the Knicks are.
But who will they be up against?
Who knows what the future holds for the Celtics veterans? But Boston should have the services of Rajon Rondo through 2014-15.
And then there's the Pacers. Indiana is one of the youngest teams in the league and proved over the past two weeks it can compete with -- and conquer -- the Knicks.
So there are plenty of roadblocks in the way for Anthony's Knicks. And we didn't even get to the Western Conference.
All of which raises the following query:
Question: Will the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks win an NBA title?
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