New York Knicks: Without Carmelo Anthony,How Far Can They Go This Season?

January 13th, 2011 by Stephen Lardner Leave a reply »
After a 2-2 west coast trip that included impressive wins over the Suns and Blazers and a deflating loss to the defending champs, it's time to re-evaluate the Knickerbockers once again. However, many Knicks fans may have been more interested in what was happening off the court over the course of the past week, than the ups and downs on the hardwood.

To the relief of the Garden faithful, it seems as though the potential Denver-Detroit-New Jersey trade for Carmelo is going to fall through after a week in which various sources were reporting the deal's imminence.

The general consensus is that all parties involved were ready to pull the trigger except Anthony, presumably because he still refuses to agree to a contract extension with any team other than New York. With this most recent proposed trade having collapsed, and the deadline merely a month away, it seems as though the Knicks are in no rush to make a big offer to the Nuggets.

My guess is that as the deadline approaches, the Knicks will try to low-ball the Denver front office, knowing that the Nuggets will be fearful of seeing 'Melo leave in free-agency, with nothing to show for their loss.&nbs ...

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