Anthony expected to play Friday April 10th, 2014 11:25 am 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. Like this:Like Loading... 102 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest knicksgirl35 5pts You guys gotta see the new thread. mel brown 5pts 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 mel brown 5pts @knicksgirl35 I know! crazy discussions are bound. xmenreturn 5pts @mel brown Melo is not taking 16 mil knowing he can't get any more help next year. Write that down! knicksgirl35 5pts @mel brown Don't worry. He's staying. JerseyFan1 5pts LOL mel brown 5pts @akamarb What if Melo takes 16 mil per.....do you guys still want to trade him?? wouldn't make sense. xmenreturn 5pts @akamarb I Melo opts out, how do we trade him when he can just leave on his own? mel brown 5pts @akamarb our problem this year has been1. Pick and roll defense2. poor offensive philosophy3. Lack of second dominant scorer all year. bb_dot 5pts @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 5pts 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 5pts He need to b tested for STEROIDS? MeloStat301 5pts @OLDKNICK Trampoline..... knicksgirl35 5pts @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. mel brown 5pts @xmenreturn I will..... mel brown 5pts @knicksgirl35 I believe he is too. VerySilentJay 5pts @xmenreturn @akamarb S&T.No problem there. JerseyFan1 5pts You are right. Denver & Portland got rid of Fail-ton. Old Prigs is ok at times but he is pass his prime. VerySilentJay 5pts @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 5pts @MeloStat301 @OLDKNICKLOL xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 @illmatixHorse going to Chicago anyway! xmenreturn 5pts @Kiyan Carter Well he is our so-called superstar. Should we talk about Toure Murry? He doesn't have any help either. knicksgirl35 5pts @mel brown @knicksgirl35 It seems much too risky for him to go someplace else. Besides that it has always been his dream to get a ring here so... VerySilentJay 5pts @akamarb You can still do it. JerseyFan1 5pts Sign & trade; that is the only way Houston can get him. bb_dot 5pts @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. knicksgirl35 5pts @OLDKNICK @akamarbSeems like a million years ago. xmenreturn 5pts @MeloStat301 LOL Me too! He made that look toooooo easy! MeloStat301 5pts @OLDKNICK @xmenreturn@MeloStat301 I Honestly think it was a trampoline...reason why camera didnt pan down to his footwork. I could be wrong though!! xmenreturn 5pts @Kiyan Carter For a guy who has an openly fatal attraction with Melo, why are trying to deflect your inner desires? xmenreturn 5pts @Kiyan Carter Are u still wearing Riddell headgear or have you finally switched over to Nutcase? xmenreturn 5pts @Kiyan Carter Sorry man, I shouldn't mess with your primary form of transportation. No matter what I or anyone may say, just rememberYou're very SPECIAL! xmenreturn 5pts @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. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35LMAO! You make me laugh. That's why I like you. xmenreturn 5pts @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 knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35Why you wanna go and crush my dreams you superhero you? xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 Yep I hope so and Melo surely won't be here when that happens. xmenreturn 5pts @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. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @Kiyan CarterWe'll get our ring soon enough then we'll all be excited and lovin it! xmenreturn 5pts @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! knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35 I should change my screen name to Batgirl. That's cool. And Melo is not Batmite it's funny though. xmenreturn 5pts @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 5pts @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. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35 Everybody's gettin on ya. I don't mean to pile on. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35You don't think it would help him to have a great coach? xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 So coaching is Melo's problem now? Melo is a scorer not a leader or smart player. Same with STATues! knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @Kiyan CarterHow many of the superstars won anything significant without a great coach behind them? Not too many. xmenreturn 5pts @akamarb Kiyan only like dudes making tons of money with no rings! xmenreturn 5pts @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 5pts @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 5pts @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 5pts @Kiyan Carter U r dumb Kiyan! lol xmenreturn 5pts @Kiyan Carter LOL So you're calling Melo a gal? xmenreturn 5pts @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 5pts @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 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35Fantasies can be nice if you don't let them go too far. lol xmenreturn 5pts @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! knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35 You gotta believe X--you gotta believe. xmenreturn 5pts @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. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35@illmatix He said he was on a talent search for cheap players. I trust him. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @illmatixMontel Jordan. lol xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 @xmenreturn@illmatixHow will Phil get him some help next year? xmenreturn 5pts @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! knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35@illmatix Phil's gotta get him some legitimate help. knicksgirl35 5pts @illmatix I'm with you on that. xmenreturn 5pts @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 5pts @illmatixI feel the same way. If the Knicks let him get away they'd be making another horrific mistake. xmenreturn 5pts @illmatix LOL Just like Kiyan! lol He was a Denver fan before......on the low! xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 @xmenreturn The day STATues get a chip, he will be making the minimum and on a team like the Spurs that really don't need him. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn I drink after 5:00. Before that gives me a headache but I think he wants a chip badly just like Mel. xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 Girl u drinking? lol STATues ain't giving up any money because his next contract will be for much less. xmenreturn 5pts @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. lolPlayers have to do what's best for them and their family for sure. We all have a role to play! knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35 What if Stat gives up some of his $$$? xmenreturn 5pts @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 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35 Maybe Noah comes here eventually. Melo said he had a "big rolodex." xmenreturn 5pts @illmatix I agree. It would be a lethal team if they can have some chemistry. xmenreturn 5pts @knicksgirl35 LOL Noah is already building an Arc for ya man! I hope he puts more than 2 excuses in it for him. knicksgirl35 5pts @illmatix LOL! xmenreturn 5pts @illmatix Yep. That's Melo best bet to win a ring next year other than going to the Heat. knicksgirl35 5pts @xmenreturn @knicksgirl35@illmatix My man is not going anywhere X.