In fact, his output thus far this season has actually been too similar to the rest of his career, in that it hasn't reflected the big increase in talent that now surrounds him. While I do like Carmelo I think it would be best for both parties if he was traded away and the Knicks could begin the rebuild around Kristaps who can be the franchise cornerstone.
"Obviously, I have a chip on my shoulder". The problem is, however, when it comes to Carmelo Anthony, change doesn't seem come all that easy (if ever), so don't go holding your breath waiting for a swift uptick in his efficiency. He's stubborn, evidenced by the fact that his game hasn't instantly benefitted from such an epically upgraded roster. They were forced to watch the Timberwolves take generational talent Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns also needs to make a leap as a defender. With Cleveland sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings at 13-2, and Kevin Love now playing some of his best basketball since joining the Cavaliers, it appears doubtful that the Cavs would go for this theoretical offer. No, no, no and no.
In Monday night's game at the Garden against the Thunder Melo was hearing some boos for holding onto the ball and chucking up contested shots.
He's well below his career average in offensive rebounds despite a bumper crop of opportunities. His ability to run the floor gave the team something nearly unheard of in seasons past in NY, a transition game.
Chicago dominated Cleveland 78-60 in the paint and came out on top despite hitting shooting 3 of 18 on 3-pointers.
Knicks' Carmelo Anthony spoils N.J.'s Karl-Anthony Towns' historic night
Knicks: New York is now one game over.500 for the second time this season. This keeps Carmelo Anthony guarding him as closely as possible. The Timberwolves did manage to cut the Knicks' lead to four on Nemanja Bjelica's three-pointer with 9:06 left in the second quarter, but Willy Hernangomez hit a layup 40 seconds later and Sasha Vujacic's trey put the Knicks up 39-30. This includes being last in scoring, something that was on display on Wednesday night. He did more of the same during the Knick's near collapse last night, but that didn't stop him from wanting to take the big shot in crunch time. He played close to a flawless game. It slows down. Guys who were once moving off the ball become spectators.
True to form, the 21-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves big man was not impressed with himself. Read the room, dude.
One thing that isn't up for debate, though, is that NY has a future superstar on its hands and it finally gives the Madison Square Garden faithful something to smile about. Either that, or he'll have to start recognizing when and where and how to better pick his spots. But if I see him coming to try and dunk on me, I'm going to go for the block.
"I don't really react to it", Porzingis said Tuesday. "I know when you first meet him and you're around him and you're with him for a few days, [you think] this isn't real stuff, like, he's the best BSer I've ever seen". Both Clarkson and Deng just recently signed their contract with the Lakers which means both can not be traded as it violates the NBA trade rules as per checking with ESPN NBA Trade Machine. It will be a lot of fun to watch. Why did you decide to sign with them?
Syrian forces press on in Aleppo, as attacks kill civilians
On Monday, the Syrian army and its allies announced that they captured from rebels a large swath of eastern Aleppo. They have advanced swiftly, capturing all of the city's northeast in a major blow to the opposition.