Tips for NBA Teams That Didn't Make the Playoffs

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  • New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson
  • New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony
  • Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns
  • Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters
  • Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles, New York
  • Detroit Pistons, Joe Dumars, Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, Brandon Jennings
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Boston Celtics
  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris
  • Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Rudy Gay
  • Philadelphia 76ers, NBA Draft
  • Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant
  • Utah Jazz
  • Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Draft

New York Knicks 

Top priority for the Knicks this offseason is getting Carmelo Anthony to re-sign with the organization. To do that, hoops legend and new team president Phil Jackson must sit down with Melo and sell him on his vision of the Knicks. Anthony will have to understand that the 2014-15 season will likely be another tough one with the Knicks locked into several of their pieces but after next year, the contracts of Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Andrea Bargnani — totaling a combined $48.5 million — all come off the books, giving the Knicks flexibility to land two big free agents like a Kevin LoveLaMarcus AldridgeRajon Rondo or Goran Dragic. Beside Melo, the Knicks have some nice building blocks in Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert (who they could use for trade bait if they’d like). Now, the key is for Jackson to sell Anthony on the bigger picture of being able to build toward a championship. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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