The Return of Big Al and the Knicks

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"But at this stage in his career, K.J. is the perfect guy for the Suns. He's as quick as anybody in the league, and he makes us exciting. We need that. We put an exciting team on that floor every night and the fans will come back."

I leave the Suns' locker room. I run into Bianchi again. He's standing in front of the Knicks' dressing room staring straight ahead. He doesn't seem particularly unhappy.

"Tough to win on the road," Bianchi says. "We get them in the Garden and it'll be a different story.

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Tom Fitzpatrick