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Updated: March 10, 2004, 9:52 AM ET
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Chicago Bulls: Head coach Scott Skiles needs all the help he can get with Eddy Curry. "I wish, frankly, that everyone would stop focusing so much on Eddy's scoring, because that makes my job very difficult," Skiles said in the Daily Herald. "I'm trying to convince him to play defense and block shots, and that's how we'll win. Everybody keeps asking me, 'Has Eddy arrived now? He's got 15 double-digit (scoring) games in a row.' It becomes difficult, because players can buy into that. He needs a lot of work on his defense and his rebounding."

Antoine Walker
Dallas Mavericks: To know Antoine Walker is to love Antoine Walker. "My role will be the same," Walker said in the Dallas Morning News after complaining about playing only 18 minutes in his last game. "I'm going to do whatever it takes to win games. I've never won like this. I'm happy as hell. The last thing I want is to be a distraction. I'm not concerned with my play. The goal is to be on top of your game at the playoffs. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be consistent. But I've never shot the ball for a high percentage. That's just not my game." And the Mavs understand. "He's one of the best players on this team," said assistant coach Donn Nelson. "And without him playing well, plain and simple, we're not going to be able to go as far as we want to. So it's in everyone's best interest, especially the Mavericks, that he get his game back together. This is a 'we' thing. We will work through this together. But we will not drop games in the process. That's the same as with any of our other guys."

New York Knicks: Vin Baker wants to be a Knick. And, apparently, the Knicks wants Vin Baker."This is a person who's battling a disease," Isiah Thomas told the New York Post. "You're not talking about, quote, a bad person. If you're going to take a risk on anyone, this is the kind of guy you take a risk on. There's nothing in his family or background that would say he's a bad risk in terms of his person. If given the opportunity, we'll take the risk and try to support him and try to help him."