Five takeaways: Knicks Make Strides, But Come Up Short In Toronto

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By Jaret Poland, Knicks Fan Since '93

Andrea Bargnani returned to Toronto on Friday for the first time since he was traded to the Knicks this past offseason. The Knicks ultimately fell short in Andrea's return, despite a strong showing by Carmelo Anthony and another good shooting performance by rookie Tim Hardaway Jr.

The preseason is not about this win-loss record but about the progress teams make in their overall preparation for the regular season. In that respect, there was plenty to be happy about in the Knicks' performance.

Here are my takeaways from this preseason matchup. Let's see yours in the comments!

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