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Knicks pick Kostas Papanikolaou; sources: They're likely to win Lin, Novak cases

Jeremy Lin looks on during a game against

Jeremy Lin looks on during a game against the Miami Heat. (Feb. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- By taking Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou with the 48th pick in last night's draft, the Knicks proved their focus is on getting immediate help in free agency. More help could be on the way immediately.

Two league sources said the NBA and the players' union are nearing a settlement in the Bird rights case involving Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak. One of the sources believed...

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