The NBA All-Star break is approaching, and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Knicks.

The Knicks enter Wednesday night’s game against the Thunder at 23-33, and trade rumors about Carmelo Anthony continue to swirl.

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Then there’s the off-court drama, from Derrick Rose going AWOL for a game in January to Anthony and Phil Jackson’s souring relationship to the Charles Oakley-James Dolan saga.

Newsday’s Knicks beat writer Al Iannazzone, in his latest Knicks Insider podcast, breaks down how this break is a sorely-needed reset button for a struggling franchise.

Listen to the latest episode of Iannazzone’s Knicks Insider podcast for more of his thoughts about the Knicks.