Carmelo Anthony returned to the New York Knicks’ lineup on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
The Knicks said that All-Star center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss about a week, and Kurt Thomas will be sidelined for at least two as injuries continue to plague their frontcourt.
On Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire added Tyson Chandler to their knee support group. Three of the team’s highest-paid players have knees that are not providing an adequate return on investment.
The New York Knicks say new X-rays of Rasheed Wallace’s left foot show a broken bone, and he is expected to miss another eight weeks.
Everything else will take care of itself if the Knicks start to guard people. It’s all that matters. It’s everything.
Woodson can’t just expect Melo to elevate his team on the floor. Anthony is a great player and a gifted scorer, but he doesn’t automatically make a team a champion. The coach needs to see — from film, numbers or gut — the writing on the wall.
General manager Glen Grunwald hopes the newly acquired Kenyon Martin can help New York achieve its goal — an NBA championship.
For Knicks fans, there might be some rumors over the next two days — but don’t expect any movement. Sometimes, that’s for the better.
The Knicks can still win an NBA championship if they make adjustments. They CAN beat the Heat. Will they? Let’s see if the players and coach do what’s necessary to do it.
If I went in-depth on all of the Knicks’ problems you’d be looking at a 10-page dissertation. The list is that long. But the Knicks have only one game in seven days, and this is valuable time that should be used to get things right.
This is a “show me” game for the Knicks that could be a decent preview of what their playoff success might look like.
Garnett baited Anthony like no one else in the league can, and Melo responded by biting down on the hook like an untested rookie who forgot he was playing in the NBA and not on some playground in Baltimore.
The NBA’s two highest scorers, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony lock horns in a mouth-watering match-up on Christmas Day.
The Knicks are the talk of the town at 18-6. It couldn’t be any better, could it? Well, yes. It could.
It’s up to Woodson, Anthony, Chandler and Stoudemire to figure out a way to work together and make a great thing. The Knicks hold the best record in the Eastern Conference, and in a few weeks they will have more talent.