The NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone and Carmelo Anthony is not on the Knicks or Nets. Nope — at this point the scoring machine known affectionately known as ‘Melo’ is still a Denver Nugget.
The ransom for Carmelo Anthony just keeps growing and growing. According to the Post, Denver asked the Knicks last week to give up Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Landry Fields, Timofey Mozgov and a first-round draft pick.
Even after a decade of futility, the New York Knicks aren’t satisfied with a winning record at the All-Star break. They’re already focused on playing second-half games that matter.
With the trading deadline a little more than one week away, the Carmelo Anthony-to-Knicks story has reached a fevered pitch. With more specifics coming to light this week, let’s go over some of the details people might not realize when analyzing the potential trade.
How much is too much for Carmelo Anthony? According to Frank Isola of the Daily News, Anthony “could have been a Knick Monday if only team president Donnie Walsh were willing to meet Denver’s trade demands.”
Randy Foye scored 17 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Blake Griffin added 21 and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 116-108 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.
Amare Stoudemire will try to help the Knicks sweep the season series from Blake Griffin and the sputtering Clippers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
I’m 90% sure Carmelo ends up a Knick either via trade or free agency. Now it’s just a matter of how and that’s completely up to the Nuggets.
Elton Brand scored a season-high 33 points and the Philadelphia 76ers used a 15-0 run late in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Friday night.
Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks seized control in the third quarter before beating the New York Knicks 113-97 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Before I go off on my own hyperbole, I’m going to warn everyone else to be stay calm and be reasonable. The Knicks didn’t just discover a double-double machine in Timofey Mozgov.
Timofey Mozgov had season highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds in his first appearance since Jan. 9, and the Knicks beat the Pistons 124-106 on Sunday night.
Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields made consecutive 3-pointers in the final 1:18, and the New York Knicks took advantage of LeBron James’s miserable shooting night to beat the Miami Heat 93-88 on Thursday night.
Amare Stoudemire ended a mini-slump with 30 points, and the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak and dropped the Washington Wizards to 0-21 on the road.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points and hit the first game-winner of his career with a 3-pointer from the right wing as time expired to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 101-98 win against the New York Knicks.