While the Knicks continue their climb to the playoffs, they certainly are not free from controversies or distractions. Nate Robinson, the reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion who has not played in 12 games, was fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments made by his agent regarding a trade request. Robinson, often criticized for his overwhelming emotions, was a key part of Knick squads in the past. But as the Knicks slowly start to look like a playoff team, he has fallen out of favor with Mike DÆAntoni. His agent is now yearning for a new opportunity for his client. Over in Houston, the Rockets have taken the entire city by surpriseùdealing with injuries to stars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady, and the loss of Ron Artest to the Lakersùand become a legitimate playoff team in the competitive Western ...
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