Quote: Anthony on loss to Celtics

“What Boston came here and did was an embarrassment. To lose like that on our home court, I think everybody should be pissed off,”

-Carmelo Anthony after yesterdays blowout loss to the Celtics

26 comments
zebeto
zebeto

how bout felton/JR for Lowry ?????????? 


Do it !

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

The fact that this team could not sustain the momentum that they built with those two blowout wins over the Nets and Orlando is really disturbing. They came out flat and uninspired and let a mediocre Celtics team wipe the floor with them. This is going to get worse before it gets better I'm afraid. I don't like the mix of players we have and we don't have a style or an identity. We don't do any one thing really well. Its a mess, plain and simple.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Just a thought on the Rudy Gay trade and others that occur before December 19th. All those players can be traded once again before the trade deadline.. So if the Raptors don't have any long term plans for Vasquez, as he is heading to free agency, he could be traded again.

bigdishing
bigdishing

We are only 12 games back of securing the one seed in the east. 

hashburry
hashburry

Does he really think he needs to say stuff like this? Go back to talking about your upcoming free agency.

zdiddy4nyk
zdiddy4nyk

I have been asking this question on here...how do we move the ball when teams don't double Melo??  This team needs a PG that can break down defenses.  We have 2 1/2 players that can create their own shot.  Melo, JR (who is playing hurt) and Felton half the time. 


When Melo doesn't get doubled in the post...where is the open man for him to pass the ball?  JR's surgically repaired knee is not 100%, therefeore he is not able to do what he did last year and get to the basket thus breaking down defenses.  Felton is no Tony Parker, Westbrook or CP3 who creates easy shots for their whole team thus facilitating ball movement off dribble penetration.


We should have gotten Nate Robinson, because Prig cannot do what we need our PG to do dribble penetrate and create easy shots for the rest of our team.


Instead, we have to depend on Melo and JR (both scorers) to create for the team.  I don't see Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Lamarcus Aldridge, or Duncan creating for their teams...I see Rubio, CP3, Lillard and Parker creating for those teams. 


The Knicks need a shot creater...Melo is a scorer!!  We need to sue players to their strength like the Spurs, Miami, OKC, etc all do.  A shooter...shoots, a defender...defends, a PG...creates offense, a scorer...scores.  This is not rocket science...people.

ds2488
ds2488

@zebeto


Why would anyone make that trade?  Felton/JR are inarguably 2 of the worst players in the NBA right now.  Knicks stupidly signed JR to a longterm contract that has already become terrible not even a quarter into the season.  


Nobody wants these guys.  Felton is playing like the Fatty Ray Felton that got booed out of Portland before he came to the Knicks.  JR's stats are unbelievably bad, his shooting percentage is one of the lowest in the league and his defense is even worse than his shooting.  

thatsagoodpoint
thatsagoodpoint

Yeah but you're forgetting one thing, they wore orange jerseys. How in the hell can you expect to win wearing Orange jerseys AMIRITE

thatsagoodpoint
thatsagoodpoint

Well once we righted the ship there was no reason to talk about his impending departure..

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

As that great philosopher, Yogi Berra, once exclaimed, "It's deja vu all over again!"

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

I think the TKB wrtiers really wanted Biggie Helmet to see this gain so he can stop his excuse bulls#t campaign when even Melo thinks it was embarasssing.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Yeah, it's a quote right off of the "ass-whupping" thread.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@zdiddy4nyk I think it's obvious to everyone that the Knicks have needed a PG for 5+ years.  The question is HOW to obtain one.  There is no draft pick to gamble on a young talent, no trade package that will net a solid point guard in return, and no cap room to sign a free agent point guard outright.  I think the only possibility the Knicks have is to target one of the younger PGs coming off the bench - Wroten, Schroder, or Larkin - and see if they can at least take a gamble on a younger PG. 


No team will want to part with their established PG.


But I completely agree that in a world where Dolan's input was irrelevant, signing Nate rather than JR would have been much better for this team.

ds2488
ds2488

@zdiddy4nyk There is little movement because there really aren't any offensive sets.  A good coach would realize the problems you mention and try to get more movement off the ball.  Maybe up the pace a lot.  Change the personnel when JR/Felton suck.  


Pablo isn't the problem- He's a good backup pg and has played much better than Felton.  Felton has been the problem so far.  We should have gotten Nate instead of JR Smith I agree.  

bigdishing
bigdishing

@zdiddy4nyk Robinson is a chucker. Felton can penetrate but couldn't be bothered to, it seems. 

zebeto
zebeto

Felton is a bad starting PG...but is a good 2nd unit PG.........JR is still a servicable SG who can go flaming hot everyonce in a while .....they are probably in a current slump ,but there's value there (especially JR)

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@xmenreturn I guess that's why Biggie has to bring up the Nets and Jason Kidd on every damn thread?  Nothing better to discuss?

zebeto
zebeto

supposedly he's available ...............def upgrade over Felton ......would not include thjr or shump though.......and knowing their GM he would ask for one of them in the deal .

zebeto
zebeto

robinson and felton are both Chuckers...........but robinson is literally 3x faster than Felton and therefore penetrates into the lane with much more ease.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Ujiri is familiar with JR in Denver isn't he?  I doubt he would want anywhere to do with JR.

zebeto
zebeto

shump and THjr are untouchable for me if Lowry is the player in question .

ds2488
ds2488

@zebeto I guess what I'm saying though is there is no value right now.  You might be right, I agree that both have more value than they're showing.  But right now nobody makes that trade and never smart to trade players when their value is the lowest.


Same goes for Shump imo.