Many felt the New York Knicks would end up with three All-Stars when the reserves for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game were announced last Thursday, but it didn’t work out that way as swingman J.R. Smith was omitted from the team.
But there is a chance that the Knicks could still send three to Houston for the game.
Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler won’t be joined by another player, but there is still a chance that Mike Woodson could coach the Eastern Conference team.
Currently the Knicks (27-15) are 1.5 games back of the Miami Heat (28-13) for the East’s best record and if the Knicks overtake them by February 3.
It’s doubtful that Woodson ends up coaching in the All-Star Game, but the opportunity could be there if the Knicks take care of business on the court.
If they win their next three and Miami loses 2-of-3, the Knicks will get that third All-Star that they deserve.
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