The Pistons, who spent plenty of money during the off season on Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, finished tied for 1st with 8 votes along with Golden State.
The Knicks finished tied for 4th along with the Clippers and Timberwolves.
"...Talk about a team in limbo. Just check on the status of fan favorites David Lee and Nate Robinson, who are still waiting for deals. A likely shrinking salary cap in 2010-11 also threatens the possibility of LeBron James walking through the door in MSG. So the team now looks torn between shedding contracts for a diminished future, and spending half-heartedly to salvage its present dignity. This could get ugly..."Really? Yet another example of ESPN misleading fans. The Knicks AREN'T stuck between anything. They are committed to 2010. Donnie Walsh is adament about not digging too deep, and again, I don't believe the shrinking cap has much to do with Lebron's decision, especially when you consider the flexibility the team will have for the future past 2010.
Pretty funny that the Knicks (3 votes) finished one vote ahead of both Cleveland and Boston (2 votes each) among other playoff teams. And someone actually voted for the Lakers (that you Walton?)
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