And now the fun really begins.

The Knicks are 32 regular-season games away from the franchise’s most important postseason since 1999. Carmelo Anthony has them in position to catch the Miami Heat for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. A second seed remains more realistic.

The Knicks are 32-18, which includes a six-game winning streak to open the season. Over the past two weeks, they have looked old and uninterested, especially on the defensive end, and have lost three of their last four.

With Thursday’s trading deadline looming, the Knicks are trying to make a move to upgrade the roster with an eye on facing the Heat at some point in April or May. Assuming the Knicks get there, of course.