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With the Knicks’ history of 1st round picks (aside from falling into the ‘Zinger), what is there to lose? On one side, Rose flourishes under Hornacek and the Knicks make a playoff run that a) appeases the fans, b) gives Zinger some playoff experience, and c) gives ‘Melo one more shot. On the other, Rose crumbles, the pick becomes something valuable, and it opens up $20mil for the next year. Win-Win.

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