Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Could the Anthony-Led Knicks Beat Miami or Boston?

February 8th, 2011 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks' pursuit of Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony has reached its critical stages, as ESPN has recently reported that Knicks owner James Dolan has become involved in direct talks with Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke.

Most Knicks fans view Anthony as the crucial final piece to a NBA championship puzzle, but will the presence of Anthony thrust New York into the same atmosphere with Boston, Miami or even Chicago?

The Knicks are currently 26-24, and although the additions of Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton have greatly improved the team, New York still resides in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference's playoff picture.

Still, to be mentioned in the same breath as the postseason is a great accomplishment for the Knicks, but it's doubtful that Anthony can make New York a serious threat in the playoffs because his presence really doesn't address the team's greatest need.

Anthony's 24 points per game will definitely improve the Eastern-leading Knicks' points per game average, which currently sits at 106.5, but how much can Anthony boost the Knicks' conference-worst defense?

Anthony has never had the reputa ...

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