What do Jamal Crawford, Channing Frye, Nate Robinson, and Renaldo Balkman have in common? Besides having played on the Knicks for a period of time in the past 3 years, they're all participating in this years' NBA Playoffs. While it's unfair to say that Robinson put the Celtics over the top in such a short period of time, you could make the argument that Crawford, and Frye have done just that, while Balkman has found a role on a young and thriving Denver squad.
When considering the impact that Trevor Ariza had on the Lakers playoff run last year, it's apparent that the Knicks have had a collection of good players but never found the right mix.
It'll be interesting to see how the former players perform this year.