New York Knicks: 6 Things To Look Forward To The Second Half Of The Season

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Sep 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; From left, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, and NBA commissioner David Stern, president and CEO of cablevision systems corporation and executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden company James Dolan, and President and chief executive officer of The Madison Square Garden company Hank Ratner look on during a press conference to announce the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend in New York City at Industria Superstudio. The skill competition will be held at the Barclays Center and the All-Star game will be held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

-All-Star Weekend

All-Star Weekend has turned into All-Star Week this season, as all the NBA teams will have multiple days around all of the All-Star festivities instead of getting right back into the action the Monday following the game. And while the Knicks might be struggling mightily this season, they will still undoubtedly have an impact on everything NBA All-Star this season because part of the festivities will be held at their home arena, Madison Square Garden.

Madison Square Garden will be the host of the All-Star Game on Sunday, while the Brooklyn Nets’ home arena, the Barclay’s Center, will host the Saturday night events. The Knicks’ record may not indicate participation in All-Star Weekend, but they may actually have a solid showing.

For one, Carmelo Anthony will be a starter for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game. It will be nice seeing him playing in front of the home crowd representing the Eastern Conference. Tim Hardaway Jr. should also be a participant in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, as the second-year guard should be a shoo-in for the USA team in the matchup against the World. The NBA will also usually find a way for the hometown team to get involved in the Saturday night festivities more often than not.

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