J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
John Jastremski, Jon Rothstein and John Schmeelk join Sean Hartnett in a roundtable to discuss the journey and growth of Carmelo Anthony.
Danillo Gallinari got the better of Carmelo Anthony in his Madison Square Garden return as the Nuggets defeated the Knicks in double overtime, 119-114.
Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman very well might have doomed the Bulls to bridesmaid status to the Heat for the foreseeable future, and it all comes back to his work in the offseason.
Despite the back pages, headlines and talking heads drawing conclusions, it is still far too early to make any sort of judgment on the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks.
Of course the Knicks had to pull the trigger on a Carmelo Anthony trade. But questions surrounding the trade remain; mainly, did the Knicks have to give up so much?
Carmelo’s Knicks debut was the kind of game New York might have lost a week ago. Amar’e Stoudemire had fouled out, forcing the Knicks to protect a four-point lead in the final minute. Before, that would have been panic time. Now, it’s Anthony’s time.
Players like Carmelo Anthony don’t come cheap, and many times they don’t come around at all. So even though it cost much of their core, the New York Knicks couldn’t pass up a chance to pair him with Amar’e Stoudemire.
The day after losing Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks, the Nets took an unexpected day off. Well, at least the team did.
Was the Knicks’ blockbuster trade for Carmelo Anthony too costly? That’s the subject of intense deliberation. What’s not under debate is the rising cost for Knicks fans hoping to catch Carmelo’s debut at the Garden.
“Every team needs a 1, 1A punch,” the Knicks Amare Stoudemire said. “And so with the ways that we both can score …. we’re very versatile, so it’s hard to guard us.”
Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton are openly thrilled about the Knicks’ trade for Carmelo Anthony. Peter Vecsey of the NY Post is not. “It truly would not surprise me if they wound up with a losing record the rest of the year,” Vecsey said.
The Knicks ended the Carmelo Anthony trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal. New York hopes Anthony could be in uniform Wednesday when they host the Bucks, but what number will he wear?
I started this story ready to be very negative about the trade the Knicks made for Carmelo Anthony. As I kept writing, I started to change my mind. This thing is bittersweet.