Report Card: Knicks making strides

MeloDrama aside, the first postseason berth since 2004 is within reach

Updated: February 18, 2011, 2:00 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- They have remained relevant on the local sports landscape for the longest time in five years, as much (actually, even more so) for their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony as for their pursuit of the franchise's first postseason berth since 2004.

In recent years, pitchers and catchers dominated the local sports talk airwaves at this point in February.

Now, just try to find an hour that goes by without at least some mention of the MeloDrama that has transfixed not only basketball ...

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