Knicks Morning News (2014.12.12)

  • [New York Post] Carmelo will consider waiving no-trade clause: source (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:48:10 -0500)

    BOSTON — This is how bad it has gotten for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks: Five months after swearing his allegiance to New York and signing a five-year, $124 million…

  • [New York Post] Carmelo will consider waiving no-trade clause: source (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:48:10 -0500)

    BOSTON — This is how bad it has gotten for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks: Five months after swearing his allegiance to New York and signing a five-year, $124 million…

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 44 to Lead Rockets Over Kings in OT (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:20:45 GMT)

    Although he struggled to hit shots in regulation, James Harden demonstrated in overtime why he’s the NBA’s leading scorer.

  • [New York Times] Highlights of Thursday’s National Basketball Association Games (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:10:16 GMT)

    Highlights of Thursday’s National Basketball Association games:

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Cavaliers Fall to Thunder (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:34:06 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook scored 26 points, and host Oklahoma City took advantage of LeBron James’s absence to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Leads Thunder Past Cavaliers (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:14:54 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers found out before Thursday’s game that they would be without LeBron James.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: A Scramble to Dig the N.B.A.’s Biggest Hole (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:46:49 GMT)

    The Atlantic Division has established itself as the league’s sorriest group, but the losing could still get worse.

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Sits Out Because of Sore Left Knee (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:34:40 GMT)

    LeBron James sat out the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game at Oklahoma City because of a sore left knee.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:52:23 GMT)

    After complaining of general knee soreness, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James did not play in Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [New York Daily News] Will Carmelo Anthony play for Knicks vs. Celtics? (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:04:16 GMT)

    Forget Rajon Rondo. The more pressing issue for the Knicks will be whether Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) returns.

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: MSG ratings as bad as Knicks’ 4-20 mark (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:59:06 GMT)

    Since he does not travel with the Knickerbockers, Phil Jackson watches his team on the Madison Square Gulag Network.

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2014.12.12)”

    1. Ah man..I got called all kindsa crazy yesterday at work. My boss, a client and I were talking NBA – and I said “I wouldn’t be mad at all if Phil traded Melo”. I think Melo is a good fit for the triangle..but Fish and Phil absolutely has to get Melo to trust ball movement. One of my favorite quotes is when Pringles said “the ball finds energy” or something similar. That is so true. Especially in the triangle. the way the offense is set up, ball movement means the best scorer getting a higher efficiency shot more often than not- if you trust it. Melo takes a lot of quick shots, probably because he doesn’t quite trust the ball movement. He’s trying. I don’t think Melo is the problem with the offense. I think the problem is ill fitting pieces and lineup experimentation. But here’s why I would be on board with moving Melo:
      1. The team sucks even more than originally predicted.
      2. Fisher is a 1st year coach on a bad team implementing a new style of play. Trading Melo can get you younger and bring in pieces to play with until Fish masters his coaching style.
      3. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There are rumblings about infighting that mostly has to do with Melo. Now…it’s probably more a result of frustration with the triangle- but once a teammate or 2 is rumored to say “he’s not playing team ball”, then there has to be a problem somewhere. And when comments like that are directed at a star player- it fractures a locker room. Also, Melo has said Chicago was the perfect fit. All while the Knicks were losing. Regrets much Melo? That could also be the cause of tension.

      However, if Melo stays- I would implore him to explore platelet therapy on that knee. Again, 1st year coach-new style of play-team suckage. You have time as a team to let Melo get his knee right. I know it looks like bailing on the team ala D Rose..but Melo is our brightest and most expensive star- by far. As long as he’s on the roster, our best hopes begin and end with him, and Fish…

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