Can Knicks beat Heat without trade?
06:24 AM ET 02.21 | Coming out of the All-Star Game didn't go as planned for the Knicks, but they remain optimistic. As much as they investigated, the Knicks are expected to stand pat at Thursday's 3 p.m. trading deadline for the second straight year. The reasons are partly because of their awkward mix of contracts and partly because the franchise feels it can topple the defending-champion Miami Dream Team without a deadline deal. ... "We had early success against Miami," coach Mike Woodson said. ... "That's all well and good. But when you get in a seven-game series, that's different. Anything can happen. Injuries can occur, guys can lose confidence. But if we're healthy, yes, we have an opportunity to beat Miami or anybody in the East."
New York Post