‘Melo Out: Why the Knicks Should Forget Trading for Carmelo Anthony

December 26th, 2010 by James DeSimone Leave a reply »
Ever since LeBron James awkwardly let Jim Gray in on "The Decision," the Knicks and their fans have been looking for that second superstar to propel them into a perennial contender in the Eastern Conference.  James left Knicks president Donnie Walsh pondering to himself the question he recently made infamous -- "What should I do?"  To compete with the Celtics, Heat and even the Magic, there is no doubt that the Knicks will, at some point, need to add another top flight play-maker to their roster, and Brooklyn-born Carmelo Anthony seems like the perfect fit.  

He spent one year at Syracuse University where he left his stamp on The Garden by playing excellent basketball in the 2003 Big East Tournament (Syracuse lost to Connecticut in the Semifinals).  He followed that up by leading the Orangemen to their only title in program history and brought home the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player Award.  So far his NBA career has been just as stellar; minus the post-season success.  Anthony has been a 25 point-per-game scorer throughout his seven plus seasons in The Association, and pours in more clutch shots than my barten ...

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