Is Carmelo Anthony Really The Right Answer for the Knicks in 2010-11?

December 24th, 2010 by Alex Wolfe Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks are almost back to running New York.

Unfortunately, they're a few good pieces away from that right now.

With Amar'e Stoudemire playing the best basketball of his career and the same going for Raymond Felton, it seems that the Knicks are a couple of moves away from being a real contender in the East.

Carmelo Anthony has dominated the headlines lately, allegedly stating that he wants to come to the Knicks via trade and multiple sources saying that he will only sign a contract extension in the Big Apple. But with Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, both dynamic scorers, already on the roster, one might argue that the Knicks don't really need to blow up the current core to get 'Melo right now.

The question then becomes: What is it that the Knicks need to do to become a top team?

There's a few needs for this team, but there's two things that greatly overshadow any other problems with this group: a backup point guard and a bruising center.

Let's look at the numbers: Raymond Felton is currently fourth in minutes in the league and first among point guards (if you don't consider Monta Ellis a point ...

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