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09:55 AM ET 11.27 | As soon as commissioner David Stern uttered the words "tentative agreement" at 3:30 a.m. yesterday in the GM Building, and ended the nearly five-month-old NBA lockout, Chris Paul got a little closer to wearing a Knicks jersey. Several elements in the tentative collective bargaining agreement impact the Knicks, relating to their ability to land Paul as a free agent in the summer of 2012 and mix him with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. That alone won't give the Knicks maximum cap space to sign Paul, because they have to fit in a number of minimum-level players, but if the Knicks can get creative they may find enough to lure Paul, especially considering his desire to play here.

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Chris Paul, AP Chris Paul, AP
November 27, 2011  09:58 AM ET

These kind of superteams are NOT good for the NBA and will destroy fan interest outside of the big cities. May as well contract the league down to 8-12 teams if all the superstars are going to unite and play together, instead of compete vs one another.

November 27, 2011  10:02 AM ET
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These kind of superteams are NOT good for the NBA and will destroy fan interest outside of the big cities. May as well contract the league down to 8-12 teams if all the superstars are going to unite and play together, instead of compete vs one another.

Nobody wants the Washington Generals as their "home" team.

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November 27, 2011  10:10 AM ET

I'm so done with the NBA as a fan. How can 25 teams be the farm system for the 5 elite teams? This CBA did nothing but help the elite 5.

November 27, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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MC, I still think those superteams will always have holes because they invest too much in 3 stars. The Knicks still need a Center and a bench. Same with Miami. They need a PG, a center and a bench.They will be cash strapped to fill out their roster. Miami is already experiencing that.

You are partially right. The problem is Cleveland, Toronto, New Orleans, and other "B" class teams will never be able to keep their superstars.

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November 27, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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trueMy thoughts are "why should fans care about teams that players don't care about?"

If the NFL had the same CBA as the NBA the Green Bay Packers would be 0-10 and not 10-0.

November 27, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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If that's the case, then...Thank you NBA. Go Lakers!

Do you want to see the same teams in the NBA finals year after year?

November 27, 2011  10:20 AM ET

Worst kept secret in the NBA

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