Anthony approves of Fisher hiring

Carmelo Anthony spoke to reporters Wednesday night said he approves of the Knicks’ decision to hire new head coach Derek Fisher (Begley, Isola).

He also spoke about a meeting he had with Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills last week. “It was a great meeting,” he said.

Anthony spoke to reporters at an event to promote his new partnership with 50 Cent and SMS Headphones. He has until June 23rd to decide if whether or not he will opt out of the final year of his contract.




183 comments
theking
theking

mike dantonio knicks record - 121-167


mike woodsons knicks record 109-79


yet woodson Is the worst coach in knicks history

mrdullah
mrdullah

SANDRO yes I believe if you make it to the playoffs (Atlanta Charlotte)you are in contention... isn't that EXACTLY what the playoffs are defined as?

mrdullah
mrdullah

Sandro.. how do you define 'contention'?

Because making the playoffs is the first step in contention to me...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

For those who covet cap space in 2015, take a look at these deals from the last free agent bonanza, before you dream of Gasols and Rondos. If you open up cap space, you have to use it and here are the worst deals of 2010.

Joe Johnson  Hawks     SG     29     Signed with Hawks (6 years, $123.7M)
Amar’e Stoudemire     Suns     PF     27     Signed with Knicks (5 years, $99.8 M)
Carlos Boozer     Jazz     PF     28     Signed with Bulls (5 years, $80M)
David Lee     Knicks     PF     27     Sign/trade to Warriors (6 years, $80M)
Rudy G      Grizzlies     SF     23     Signed with Grizzlies (5 years, $82 M)
John Salmons     Bucks     SG     30     Accepts terms with Bucks (5 years, $39 M)
Tyrus Thomas     Bobcats     PF     23     Signed with Bobcats (5 years, $40M)
Brendan Haywood     Mavericks     C     30     Signed with Mavericks (6 years, $55M)
Travis Outlaw     Clippers     SF     25     Signed with Nets (5 years, $35M)
Drew Gooden     Clippers     PF     28     Signed with Bucks (5 years, $32 M)
Channing Frye     Suns     C     27     Signed with Suns (5 years, $32 M)
Linas Kleiza     Olympiakos (Greece)     SF     25     Signed offer sheet from Raptors (4 yeras, $18M)
Amir Johnson     Raptors     PF     23     Signed with Raptors (5 years, $32 M)
Hakim Warrick     Bulls     PF     27     Signed with Suns (4 years, $18 M)
Josh Childress     Olympiakos (Greece)     SF     26     Signed with Suns (5 years, $35M)
Raymond Felton     Bobcats     PG     25     Signed with Knicks (3 years, $25M)
Al Harrington     Knicks     PF     30     Signed with Nuggets (5 years, $34M)
Kyle Lowry     Rockets     PG     24     Signed with Rockets (3 years, $24M)
Wesley Matthews     Jazz     SG     23     Signed offer sheet with Blazers (5 years, $34M)
Ronnie Brewer     Grizzlies     SG     24     Signed with Bulls (3 years, $12.5M)
Luis Scola     Rockets     PF     30     Signed with Rockets (5 years, $47M)
Richard Jefferson     Spurs     SF     30     Signed with Spurs (4 years, $39M)

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

I believe in Melo because he's a great passer, he'll do well with Phil's guidance. But he has to let go of the spotlight a bit. He's got nothing to carry on his shoulders, basketball's a team game. He doesn't have to carry any burden like he think he does. He doesn't have to be "the Man".

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@Knicks_Fanatic It's all about the endorsements and Nike/Adidas money anyhow. Salaries don't mean anything anymore.

theking
theking

@Sandro Guedes @theking  Idc what he did in phoenix idc what woodson did in atl it was about the knicks record .... but if you want to bring it up what happened with the lakers? he didn't have melo to blame

mrdullah
mrdullah

Ahhhh... neck brother #1 ... You have missed my point... but here's an example... where was the 2001 knicks seeded?

mrdullah
mrdullah

Skirting my point it's all good though...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@OLDKNICK @Knicks_Fanatic 

So clearing enough for two max free agents $30+ million, means that money has to be spent on someone. If you don't get LeBron or a solid value, you end up overpaying marginal talent. That's the dilemma Phil faces.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Sandro Guedes @Knicks_Fanatic 

I deleted all the deals that were solid and that counts Wade and Bosh as they won rings.

Here are the better deals from 2010 and compare list size.
LeBron James  Cavaliers  SF     25     Sign/trade with Heat (6 years, $110.1M)
Dwyane Wade     Heat     SG     28     Signed with Heat (6 years, $107.5M)
Chris Bosh     Raptors     PF     25     Sign/trade with Heat (6 years, $110.1M)
Dirk Nowitzki     Mavericks     PF     32     Signed with Mavericks (4 years, $80M)
Paul Pierce     Celtics     SF     32     Signed contract with Celtics (4 years, $61 M)
Ray Allen     Celtics     SG     34     Signed with Celtics (2 years, $20M)
J.J. Redick     Magic     SG     25     Signed offer sheet from Bulls (3 years, $20M)
Mike Miller     Wizards     SG     30     Signed with Heat (5 years, $30M)
Kyle Korver     Jazz     SF     29     Signed with Bulls (3 years, $15M)

Matthews slipped through onto the bad lis, but he is fair value.
 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes @Daniel Nguyen Trust me, had Melo been drafted by SA he'd be in HOF territory now.

With Pop, he would've fallen in line and respected a winning, low profile culture.

Make no mistake about that.

That's what Pop does, that's what SA does. It works to any player that goes into the organization.


Instead, he went to a team that made him the focal point, a coach that asked him to bail him out, a coach that invented isolation for him, and the place where he developed his game, while carraying a mediocre team consistently to the playoffs in times of SA in their primes, the eternal Lakers, and the Phoenix's of Pringles.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@Sandro Guedes @Daniel Nguyen Yes, they have a passing system. You give the ball, you must do something, like roll, pick, screen, move, action. They flow around the court like a vortex, a spiral, whirlpool, symmetry, and balance. You go black, you go white. You pull the sun into the clouds. One goes left, you go right. It's a system. And a system Phil understands and is a master of. (well, he's still in the game so he's not a master to himself yet)

mrdullah
mrdullah

So you expected Melo to get us THERE in 3 years?

Exactly who do you think other than MAYBE LBJ would have been able to accomplish such a feat with the rosters we've had including all the injuries dumb coaching and front office moves since Melo was aqcuired?

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@Knicks_Fanatic Wesley Matthews is a baller, and a half.

darealeric
darealeric

And you have proof of this because you have visited an alternate universe in another dimension where Melo WAS drafted by the Spurs and became a hall of famer. Not just sitting in front of the computer making bullspit up...

mrdullah
mrdullah

Like the 2001 kni.... You know what eff it... You're too busy holding Sandro ' s pocket... Holla at me when he releases you at 3:00

theking
theking

@Sandro Guedes @theking @mrdullah  you wouldn't take him over pringles? did you not see him coaching the knicks? yea woodson is not great but he damn sure did better then pringles but I guess "he didn't have his horses"

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@OLDKNICK @Knicks_Fanatic 

That's the problem with clearing the decks and hoping to land the stars of the free agent class. For every LeBron there are too many Boozers, Johnsons, Rudy Gs,and STATs.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Daniel Nguyen @VerySilentJay @Sandro Guedes At no point did I say that.

I'm merely implying that a player's development (any player) is stongly influenced by the organization and leaders you have in the process.

And this, of course, isn't to justify Melo, but let's not pretend he had world class help, either from ownership, management, coaching, or teammates.

mrdullah
mrdullah

Not homophobia... he just owns you...

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @Sandro Guedes @Knicks_Fanatic @Daniel Nguyen Okay. So a great pick and roll is vital. Derrick Rose was a master at that.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @Daniel Nguyen @Sandro Guedes I think Phil's presence and Fish's leadership (hopefully), helps Timmy turn a corner.

The triangle is made for shooters a taller guards. If Fish can holds players accountable for their play on both sides of the ball and gives them minutes according to it, Timmy will grow.


Time will tell.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@VerySilentJay @thatsagoodpoint @Daniel Nguyen @Sandro Guedes It will. And hard work. Or smart work.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @Sandro Guedes @Daniel Nguyen Sounds great on paper.

mrdullah
mrdullah

Match made in heaven huh...

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@thatsagoodpoint @VerySilentJay @Sandro Guedes @Knicks_Fanatic @Daniel Nguyen Sounds like Spurs pick and roll and movement is basically D'Antoni's done the right way. Just the words "standing around" sounds unsettling.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@thatsagoodpoint @Daniel Nguyen And if you're talking about Steve Nash, he was a master of pace. I've never seen anyone dribble the ball at 20 mph cruising speeds yet be so effective and so deadly.

mrdullah
mrdullah

I am not a troll I am stating the obvious...

Sound familiar?

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Daniel Nguyen Not at all. Pop's an uptempo, motion offense that begins with the high screen and continues with ball movement through the perimeter, inside out, with constant movement off the ball facilitated by screens and multiple cuts to the basket and spots in the perimeter with perfect spacing.

The fallback is Timmy's post up and Tony's mid range off the screen should the previous alternatives fail to be executed properly.

Pringles' offense was a lot more like Westhead's philosophy of pushing the tempo, placing one big man on the paint and locate 3 pt shooters in the perimeter (elbows and corner pocket) to stretch the floor and allow the PG to work his magic with his passing and vision. Ball movement among 5 players wasn't the stamp of that offense. Mostly, it was the work of the PG and his big man and his dribble drive abilities.

mrdullah
mrdullah

I have noticed this also

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@VerySilentJay @Daniel Nguyen @thatsagoodpoint @Sandro Guedes I'm talking huge sacrifice. You can make that money up through Nike, and headphones.