Andrea Bargnani of the New York Knicks is still out with an elbow injury and Ian Begley of ESPN New York tweeted this:

To which Knicks fans say, “No worries, take all the time you need. Don’t rush back. In fact, take some time and go back home to Italy for a while.”

The Knicks have won four in a row and that’s sparked playoff dreams — they are 3.5 games back of Atlanta but have just 17 games to make up that ground.

Now remember, this is the Eastern Conference… two playoff teams have a record below .500. The Knicks are 15 games below .500 (25-40) and the thought of them making the playoffs is mind-boggling.

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