New York Knicks: Don’t Mortgage The Franchise For Carmelo Anthony in 2010-11

December 12th, 2010 by David Rush Leave a reply »
I'm just so tired of reading how Carmelo Anthony presents this streaking Knick team with an opportunity to improve dramatically in 2010-11 while at the same time shredding the current roster of parts that are contributing mightily to this recent run of 12 wins in 13 games. 

With a much enhanced group, coach Mike D'Antoni's run, run, run system, aided mightily by a collective defensive presence or mindset that may or may not be of his making, is flowing, and that flow is heightened by an appropriate mix of players.

Is Carmelo Anthony a player who could thrive in this system, of course, but consider very seriously that he is: A) A free agent to come and as the season progresses has less and less motivation to sign an extension anywhere else when he knows big bucks are on the table from the Knicks for next year, (where he would get to live out a boyhood dream of playing in the Garden), and B) The essentially absurd upside of Danilo Gallinari who is just now figuring out that he can take the ball to the hoop and fling up virtually any old, ugly thing and still find himself on the free throw line where he is one of the NBA's preeminent marksmen.


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