New York Times’ Howard Beck joined the show to talk about the Knicks-Pacers series.

Beck gave a glimpse of how the Knicks organization views this team. “A lot of people in this organization thought they could [challenge] the Miami Heat,” Beck said.

Beck said there probably won’t be ramifications if they lose to the Pacers, because they don’t have much flexibility. J.R. Smith’s struggles actually may help them keep the free agent in the offseason.

Beck shared his perspective on Carmelo Anthony. “He’s a scorer,” Beck said. “That’s what he does. If you accept that’s his limitations and build around it, you can [make that work].”

Beck thinks the Pacers will give the Heat a tough time. He said Paul George is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA. He said the key to this series was that George could cover ‘Melo one-on-one and they didn’t need to help.