Anthony expected to play Friday

Carmelo Anthony is expected to play on Friday against the Raptors (Iannazzone, April 10).

Anthony has been dealing with a shoulder injury.

There was no practice for the Knicks on Thursday.




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mel brown
mel brown

Some people are so quick to want Melo to leave but they salivate at the idea of getting Kevin Love.  The same Kevin Love that has yet to win ONE playoff game....


If Melo takes 16 mi which I think he will what will be the excuse then

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@mel brown Melo is not taking 16 mil knowing he can't get any more help next year.  Write that down!

mel brown
mel brown

@akamarb What if Melo takes 16 mil per.....do you guys still want to trade him??  wouldn't make sense.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb I Melo opts out, how do we trade him when he can just leave on his own?

mel brown
mel brown

@akamarb our problem this year has been


1. Pick and roll defense

2. poor offensive philosophy

3. Lack of second dominant scorer all year.

bb_dot
bb_dot

@akamarb  No doubt we have been terrible in closing out games and in the clutch. To me the 75% reason for that is the terrible ball movement we had most of the year. JR was making clutch shots last season because the ball was moving and finding him open. He rarely makes them if has to create for himself. This season was doomed by the lack of a serviceable PG. Woody sucks but the main issue this season was PG, PG, PG. just my 2 cents.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

I agree w/ you 1000%. ISO is not the answer when it is ran 95% of the time. Especially when the rest of the team is affected by it. Woody's favoritism was too obvious.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

He need to b tested for STEROIDS?

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@illmatix He seems to actually have pride so if he can play without too much risk of more serious injury I think he'll still play regardless.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

You are right. Denver & Portland got rid of Fail-ton. Old Prigs is ok at times but he is pass his prime.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@OLDKNICK @akamarb  How many games did we lose because Woodson had no idea what to do during the last 2 minutes?

It's clear he didn't prepare his roster to handle those late game situation.

The Chicago, Washington, and Houston game immediately come to mind. And there are plenty more of those example.


I've always said it, a team's collective bball IQ is an extension of a coach's guidance. You may not hace a high bball IQ, but if your coach mechanizes movements, execution, and properly focuses on different circumstances during games....that's information that your players will absorb and ultimately execute on the floor.


Woodson was exposed last season as a guy that had no clue on how to adjust in games and from one game to the other. This season he imploded in a way I've never seen before, and we saw the product of his awful job on the floor. Players that made stupid decisions, bad execution on key posessions, a lack of complete communcation on both ends...

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Well he is our so-called superstar.  Should we talk about Toure Murry?  He doesn't have any help either.

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Sign & trade; that is the only way Houston can get him.

bb_dot
bb_dot

@JerseyFan1  Prigs is past his time and he isn't really an NBA type PG. He is better suited for euro-ball. Even in his prime he would have been more of a backup for a good team, not a starter.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@MeloStat301 LOL Me too! He made that look toooooo easy! 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter For a guy who has an openly fatal attraction with Melo, why are trying to deflect your inner desires?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter  Are u still wearing Riddell headgear or have you finally switched over to Nutcase?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Sorry man, I shouldn't mess with your primary form of transportation.   No matter what I or anyone may say, just remember

You're very SPECIAL!


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter LMFAO!  Billups was the one with the ring so maybe he took Melo!

Melo has A.I and A.I at least went to the NBA Finals with a suspect squad.  Even he couldn't help Melo. Both used to score tons of pts though.

If Melo had played with Duncan, we would be calling Duncan Eddie Curry maybe because no way you would blame Melo for the Spurs not winning anything with Melo.


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 @xmenreturn Hey, our Knicks will win a ring and that's why we got Phil here to build a roster the way it should be done.  

Let's hope he methodically do that.  I'm not a Melo fan, I'm a Knicks Fan.  I would even root for Kiyan and Biggie if they had some talent and could bring our Knicks a ring. 

Then again, the little short bus never produced any winners! lol


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Duran and LBJ have been to the NBA Finals and it was early on in their career with their first team.

Melo has been int he league for 10 years with one WCF final appearance.


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Yep LBJ has only 2 rings. MJ and Kobe have many more than that!  

Melo has ZERO! But he has many more excuses!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter LMAO! Did u see those smart played Melo made in the clutch the last several games?

Well I have seen these for many years from Melo. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35   How about great coaches won anything without great players?

 So maybe a coach can't become great with Melo?

Coach Pop wasn't great until he got Duncan on that team!

Phil wasn't great until he got MJ and then Kobe and Shaq together and etc.

I don't Melo is that superstar you can build around.  He's Batmite!  You must get Batman, Robin and maybe Batgirl too first.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 So coaching is Melo's problem now?  Melo is a scorer not a leader or smart player.  Same with STATues!  

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter Dude, How many other superstars not winning anything is excuses being made for?...after 10 years?

Maybe our superstar ain't so super! 

You should have to be a superstar to get your team to the playoffs in the pathetic East.  

IT's a shame you can't see this.  The Bobcats are awesome! lol

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@xmenreturn @illmatixWhen is the last time Melo had decent coaching. At the Olympic games right? If players could coach themselves they wouldn't need coaches.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix Done his part.  Superstars lead especially when you're the only supposedly superstar we have here.

Melo ain't the only problem but he is a problem if we expect him to be a leader or play smart ball to help this team win anything. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix Credit for what? Bringing his talents to the Mecca and once getting us to the 2nd round of the playoffs and most likely no in the playoffs this year. 

You realize he's getting paid max dollars for this miraculous feat correct?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 We have Biggie here for that!  

Many of us here have wait years for us to get a rings so we are realistic and just want a real plan to get us there.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@xmenreturn @knicksgirl35Fantasies can be nice if you don't let them go too far.
 lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 I do it's just that I don't believe in fantasy. We need to give Phil time to put this roster together and that means 2015+.  

Try to do it before means Phil will be doing an Isiah!  I can wait a year or so rather than that!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 We have no money under the cap next year!  STATues come off the books in 2015.  So if Melo stays he will be playing maybe with a better coach but with a similar bunch of players.  

Melo will still be the star on this team there lies the problem.

Melo needs to be Batmite not Batman or Robin. 

Everybody search for good cheap players.  There are always bad cheap players available. We even have some.


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix ALL no!  Dude makes max money and his teams don't win anything.  

What bad rap?   Melo is a scorer with lots of talent but he is not a smart player or leader period.  

The only bad rap he gets is some calling him a superstar and looking at overall stats. 

Just last night, they were showing how Durant had stats comparable or better than Jordan!  

YIKES!  I like Durant but until he wins some rings, they might as well be comparing him to Montel Jordan!  That's not how ya do it!


xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 @illmatixWhy? Melo hasn't won anything for us.  

That's like keeping a girl around just because you don't want others to have her.

If Melo can't help us get to the next level, he needs to go period.  I'm about our Knicks getting a ring period. Nothing personal!  If Melo wins with the Bulls does not mean he will win here. 

We need more from Melo than the Bulls do.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@illmatixI feel the same way. If the Knicks let him get away they'd be making another horrific mistake.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix LOL Just like Kiyan! lol  He was a Denver fan before......on the low!

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@xmenreturn I drink after 5:00. Before that gives me a headache but I think he wants a chip badly just like Mel.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 Girl u drinking? lol  STATues ain't giving up any money because his next contract will be for much less. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix Absolutely.  If that was me, I would be gone for sure.  But I'm just the fan, so I'll just call him a loser for leaving us. lol

Players have to do what's best for them and their family for sure.

We all have a role to play!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 We can't get Noah because STATues is clogging up all the money other than Melo.   

 Chicago sure don't want Chandler.  

Melo is the one that can opt out and leave on his own. 

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@xmenreturn @knicksgirl35 Maybe Noah comes here eventually. Melo said he had a "big rolodex."

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix I agree.  It would be a lethal team if they can have some chemistry. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 LOL Noah is already building an Arc for ya man!  I hope he puts more than 2 excuses in it for him.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@illmatix Yep.  That's Melo best bet to win a ring next year other than going to the Heat.