The Knicks sorely miss Shumpert’s tenacious on-ball defending.
Carmelo Anthony scored a season high-tying 45 points, but the Portland Trail Blazers still beat the New York Knicks 105-100 Tuesday night, spoiling Amare Stoudemire’s season debut.
It would’ve been an easy PR move — and a wise marketing decision — for the Knicks to bring back Jeremy Lin. But Raymond Felton has the offense running on all cylinders.
It’s time for Stoudemire him to back up his words with a noticeable effort.