Jan 15, 2012; Springfield, MA, USA; Tilton Rams center Nerlens Noel during the first half of a game against the Brewster Bobcats at Blake Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

EWB’s Dribble Drive (A Look At The Basketball Teams In NYS)

With less than ten games to go the New York Knicks (29-28) are clinging on to the last place in the East for the post season. The NY franchise are just one game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks (28-29), which both teams have been 6 and 4 in the last ten games and both have lost their last games, will meet up against one another tonight. This game will be played at the Bradley Center, being televised nationally on ESPN, and the Vegas insiders are saying that the Bucks are favorite by 4.5 points.

If the Knickerbockers were to lose this game they will have eight games left and it’s going to be a tough road to make it into the playoffs, with four of them being against playoff bound squads, which is the same amount of games that the Bucks have against teams that will play after the regular season is over. I have to believe that Carmelo Anthony will need Amar`e Stoudemire to come back and play well in order to make this final push into the post season.

(For more information on the New York Knicks check out FanSided’s Buckets over Broadway blog)

Meanwhile the New Jersey Nets (21-38), who is not going to be part of the post season, but did also have a 6-4 record in the last ten games, are off today. The NJ franchise has seven games left on the season before they pack up and move to Brooklyn for next year. Being the ninth worst s squad in the NBA should get the team a very good rookie this draft, but it won’t make up for the fact that the franchise didn’t get Dwight Howard and will lose Deron Williams.

(For more information on the New Jersey Nets check out FanSided’s From Russia with Dunk blog)

Meanwhile Syracuse is going to be waiting for the top recruit in the land, Nerlens Noel, who will make his final selection between SU, UK and Georgetown. If the Orange get the 6’10” center it will take him away from both a Big East foe in Georgetown and a top program in the country in Kentucky. Here is a small post about the going ons on this storyline.

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire Carmelo Anthony Deron Williams Dwight Howard Nerlens Noel New Jersey Nets New York Knicks Syracuse Orangemen

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