Report: Carmelo Anthony Unhappy With Knicks Coach Mike D’Antoni

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Carmelo Anthony was supposed to be the Knicks’ savior. The missing piece that would bring some long-missed excitement — and perhaps a banner — back to Madison Square Garden.

Nearly 13 months after the Denver trade, however, there appears to be trouble in paradise.

According to the New York Post, Anthony is “disgruntled” and unhappy with head coach Mike D’Antoni.

New York made the playoffs last season after a long drought, but failed to record their first playoff win since 2001. A source told the Post that after the team’s ouster, Anthony was advised D’Antoni “likely would not return.”

The atmosphere was electric at MSG for a stretch this season, mostly without the All-Star. The Knicks went 6-1 — during the heart of Linsanity — with Anthony sidelined.

Since his return on Feb. 20, the team has lost eight of 10.

“It (stinks),” Anthony said Monday after falling short to Chicago, 104-99. “Not a good feeling right now. Hopefully, tomorrow we’ll feel better. But tonight it’s not a good feeling. We need to get our act together and start to win basketball games.”

Knicks fans, pick one to stay: Melo or Mike. Make your case in the comments below…

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  1. Bullett says:

    Melo comes back off of injury and LIn goes to the bench. The Knicks start loosing. What does that tell you? Trade this looser and put Lin back into the game.

    1. Coach says:

      There is a problem it in a number of areas. The first being that Camelo get the ball and all movement throught he lan e stops . Another is that Amare does’t post up when lin come to his side of the floor. When linsanity was at its best there was constant movement. Chandler and Amare have to get better hand they drop or fumble a lot of passes.
      Lastly Lin need to look to run the offense first via the pass always looking to be an outlet when the ball handler is in trouble. he has a tendency to think shot firs t unlike Barron . Who lloks to pass first while making pentration.

  2. nrichard says:

    Again – No Melo = winning, With Melo = losing – it’s not just a pattern. He has nerve complaining about anyone. I bet if the team were polled anonymously, he would be the one they want out.

  3. DJ2 says:

    See you later MIKE! Never liked that hire anyway. He won nothing in Phoenix with all that talent. He is a stubborn coach that never adjusts to his players strengths.

  4. Father mc says:

    Trade obama to Russia

    1. michael says:

      MELO is all about MELO he is out of shape does’nt play D big mistake getting him . Peter Vescey the writer was the only writer who said this guy is no good for the KNICKS

      1. DJ2 says:

        Peter Vescey is a Nets fan anyway. He hates the Knicks!

    2. MUSTANG GRANDMA says:

      YOUR DUMB

  5. john says:

    john

    NY SPORTS MEDIA TOO AFRAID TO CALL OUT MELO….KNICKS LOOSING BECAUSE OF melo. this guy Stephn A minusD big mouth always blaming other except for MELO. NY MEDIA need stand up and speak the truth we are messed up because of melo..

    March 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply | Report comment

    1. Maripo says:

      John, it’ll all play out because the media and Melo are forgetting what I posted earlier: MSG stock up because of Lin who’s played only 20 games so rookie mistakes are expected. Even if Knicks lose, Lin’s gold for MSG shareholders and they’re planning a stock split. Shareholders aren’t stupid: they know 8 year veteran Carmelo is so over and in fact MSG stock went nowhere since they signed him. Reuters and Bloomberg News reported that next year the NBA and Knicks stand to gain $140-Million from LiIN-sanity overseas because global TV rights are being negotiated and NBA wants to max profile in China and Europe. Volvo trying to sign Lin. LINsanity has gotten too big globallly and whatever happens to the Knicks or Carmelo, the big world out there likes Jeremy Lin.

  6. ac140 says:

    I wouldnt mind trading jeremy lin and carmelo or amare stoudamire for ray allen and rondo. That would be perfect. Or at least stoudamire for dwight howard, and we can give tony douglas too and josh harrelson. Then we can use chandler as a powerforward and dwight as center. omg that would be a force.

    1. akr says:

      ac140 I agree with you except Rondo part. He has issue too…Lin smarter and wiser. Better player in two years.

    2. liu68leo says:

      you wish won’t come true.

      Jeremy is a money machine now and knicks won’t let go .anywhere.

    3. Maripo says:

      MSG stock up because of Lin who’s played only 20 games so rookie mistakes are expected. Even if Knicks lose, Lin’s gold for MSG shareholders and they’re planning a stock split. Shareholders aren’t stupid: they know 8 year veteran Carmelo is so over and in fact MSG stock went nowhere since they signed him. Reuters and Bloomberg News reported that next year the NBA and Knicks stand to gain $140-Million from LiIN-sanity overseas because global TV rights are being negotiated and NBA wants to max profile in China and Europe. Volvo trying to sign Lin. LINsanity has gotten too big globallly and whatever happens to the Knicks or Carmelo, the big world out there likes Jeremy Lin.

  7. Joe says:

    I agree with you again Mairpo. Lin numbers has suddenly dropped off since Melo has come back and so has everybody else’s for that matter. This is not an accident.

    I am tired of hearing the players and media say you have to give them time to gel and get comfortable with one another. Of course there is a grace period allowed for this but as a ball player in my opinion when I played after 15 or 20 games we knew each other moves inside and out.

    I think when players state they need time its just another way of saying its not working and the excuses follow. Take Miami for example with the “Big Three” they went to the championship game last year! Last year it took them about 20 games or so before they took off, and this year they are playing like beast!

    You either have it or not and from my experience if you have an eye for they game you can tell pretty early on what you have, and I think the Knicks know they messed up!

  8. akr says:

    I don’t understand why can’t we TRADE MELO. Look at knicks record since MELO coming to Knicks. Pretty boy \ soft \ cool too good to go after loose ball. I hat Lin hatters. Melo and Amare makes 190mil plus and Lin 800k…think about those numbers Lin hatters. Lin in the legaue for 1+yr MELO 9yr nothing to show for. Those who says he won National title. Really? How about the 15 other players that was wearing Orange that year. Stopping hatting Lin…I love to see survey by KNICKS players who’d they rather play with LIN or MELO.

    1. Maripo says:

      akr, problem is, NOBODY wants a selfish “star” like Melo because he is toxic to any coach/system that won’t showcase him. Melo is probably the toughest “star” to trade in the NBA because he doesn’t score enough to compensate for his attitude and non-gutsy play.

    2. DJ2 says:

      Do you honestly think the Knicks (my team by the way) can win a title with Lin starting?No way on earth because he shoots too much and commits way too many turnovers. Plus he doesn’t play defense either.

  9. Joe says:

    Totally agree Maripo. You hit the nail on the head!!!! This team has no flow with Melo. He can score but nothing else, doesn’t help the team at all. In fact his shooting percentage is at the lowest its ever been in the mid 30%. who needs a player who shoot 7 for 30 every night.

    1. Maripo says:

      Joe, last night Joakim Noah said D’Antoni’s is one of the best… Without Melo and with the quick, gutsy young players the Knicks have + vets like Chandler they can go far. Melo is toxic to ANY team and that’s the problem: he’s not a scorer who’s feared that a coach can make allowances for his ego. Lin’s played only 20 games and the kid has to make C’Antoni’s system “comfortable” for the 8-yr veteran Melo?!!!

  10. Joe says:

    Totally agree Maripo. Your hit the nail on the head!!!! This team has no flow with Melo. He can score but nothing else, doesn’t help the team at all. In fact his shooting percentage is at the lowest its ever been in the mid 30%. who needs a player who shoot 7 for 30 every night.

  11. Jim says:

    Fiields, Chandler, Novak, Lin and Stroudemire have the best chemistry. Play them and the Knicks will get 8 wins again.

  12. greg says:

    Get rid of them both

    1. Maripo says:

      Melo – trade him even if you don’t get much back. His mental attitude hurt the team and works against the good young players like Lin, Fields, etc.. D’Antoni’s system can work with LIn, Chandler, Fields, Jeffries, Shumpert, Novak, etc. minus Melo but NO SYSTEM will work with Melo because if you change the coach, Melo will just be his old self: selfish.

  13. Joe says:

    sorry guys spelling off a bit, no sleep coming off 3rd shift.

  14. Joe says:

    Obviously you trade Melo with Tyson for Howard (Duh!) And yes I played higher level of BB and Melo’s been here 13 months now, things should be getting better and moving forward, not getting worse!!!! In my professional we do a lot of A/B testing in which our Philosophy if things are working over a short period of time, instead of investing more time and money, cut your losses now!

    Oh yeah, it didn’t take Miami and the Big Three very long to get it going! That’s because they have the will to win. Knicks Big Men are a joke and things won’t change.

  15. Don W says:

    Problem is we knick fans want it now…after all we’ve waited I can’t remember how long. I don’t think we are being fair to the coach or to Melo & Stat. Did anyone notice how long it took Miami to get it together. Everyone criticizes the coach is system, question I am asking myself is how different is it from hitting the open man & keeping the ball moving ala Red Holtzman team. Really IO’m asking cause I don’t know.

    Lastly, Melo & Stat are playing with a new PG for all of what, 3-4 weeks. If any of you have played organized ball on any level you ought to understand that…..I WANT IT TOO! But let’s be OBJECTIVE and REALISTIC. Melo is right….team is so tight. Lets stay behind our team and give them realistic time. Then if it doesn’t work think about what needs to happen….What trade for Howard by giving up Melo & Stat? What are we gonna do with Tyson? Duh.

    1. DJ2 says:

      Good comment> These idiots don’t know basketball. They are just riding off of what the next guy said…

  16. jh says:

    I BLAME A.J. BURNETT

  17. Joe says:

    Honestly I don’t think D’Antoni is the reason why the Kicks are losing. Anthony is Lazy on Defense and settle’s too much with jump shots. He is a selfish player and does not make his team better. Stoudemire not as selfish but very lazy on defense and doesn’t appear to like to play with Anthony. I don’t care what the say to the media these two guys don’t like playing with each other.

    Jeremy Lin had his day. Teams caught up to him and his shooting percentage has dropped off considerably and he makes way too many turnovers to ever be a very good point guard.

    The Knicks went after the wrong guy. They should have gone after Chris Paul, what a big difference he has made with the Clippers.

    My advice would be to fire D’ Antoni now and believe it or not trade Anthony, try to package him with another good player and a few draft picks and go get Howard from Orlando.

    The Knicks will never win with this current group of players!

  18. Rocker80 says:

    Dolan is to blame

  19. Nicky C says:

    How much more talent does D’Antoni need?

    How many more pieces does D’Antoni need? First he needed a point guard, now he has 2!!! What now he needs a shooting guard?

    He doesn’t know how to get the MOST out of his players. He doesn’t know when to rotate his players in and out of games.

    He takes players out of the game when they are hot and shooting the lights out of the ball.

    Let’s be honest with this roster they should be the 3rd best team in the East. But they play like the 12 best team in the East.

  20. ace11 says:

    Great Stuff…I lOVE IT

    Hopefully the Knicks keep LOSING

    It’s great for the city

  21. mat says:

    TRADE HIM! They played better when he was injured.

  22. Luis W Lebron says:

    In all fairness to Mike D’Antoni he doesn’t have the talent level in the back-court to seriously compete.

    The NY Knicks backcourt is averaging 35 points per game & 7.8 turnovers. Which is amongst the worst in the league compared to other NBA back-courts.

    Also the NY Knicks backcourt is attempting 33 shot attempts per game. Which is on target with the rest of the league.

    The problem is so obvious.

    The NY Knicks front court is ranked 11th in the league statistically.

    I think if you provide Mike D’Antoni with the right pieces he can win. It’s up to the organization to make roster moves that position’s its team to win.

    You get rid of a proven coach it just shows that the team really does not have the insight as to what is wrong with the ball club.

    The current players in the backcourt are currently going through a development phase. It’s going to take time. If the organization is looking to win than you need to get a higher quality PG & SG.

    Example: Derick Fisher or Steve Kerr Type. This way it may not cost you that much if this type of player is available.

    Or the team can get a higher quality guard like Rajon Rondo if possible.

    Not fair to Mike D’Antoni if you fire him. Give him the right pieces than judge him.

    1. Maripo says:

      Coach can’t do much with a Star who thinks team offense should revolve around him and then doesn’t get it don on defense. Trade Melo… but who’ll take a star who’s mental attitude is toxic to teamwork.

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