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Report: NBA regrets omitting Knicks from Christmas schedule

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks looks to pass in the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2015 in New York City.The Dallas Mavericks defeated the New York Knicks 104-97. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks should have gotten a Christmas game.

He’s not the only one feeling that way -- at least in hindsight.

Marc Berman of the New York Post:

The Knicks are 14-16, which puts them on pace for their best record in three years. Melo is healthy, and Kristaps Porzingis looks like a budding star.

Why wouldn’t the league regret leaving New York home?

The NBA wants to showcase its biggest markets on its premier regular-season date. If the Knicks project to be reasonably entertaining, they’ll get a Christmas game. It’s not quite tradition anymore, but it’s close.

I bet they’ll be playing a year from now.