I figured I should touch on the Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks trade. Lets make one thing clear, anytime you get a top 10-15 player in the league then you do it. Melo is not a top five player, he’s not LeBron, Kobe, Durant, Derrick Rose or either Chris Paul or Deron Williams. Melo is not better than Dwight Howard or Pau Gasol because he doesn’t influence the defensive end of the court which will be just fine in Mike D’Antoni’s coaching system.
Melo is one of the best scorers in the league though and by adding him it makes the Knicks better, not worse. They aren’t gonna set the league on fire this year but they will compete and they will the make the playoffs and if the rumors are true Williams will join them when he’s able to (good job of running of Sloan then). A team of Williams, Melo and Amare is definitely one of the top teams in the NBA only Chicago, the Lakers, Miami, Boston, Oklahoma City and Orlando if Dwight stays there can compete with them now. That trio will attract role players just the way Bron, Wade and Bosh did too.
Not only is a great basketball move, it’s a great business move and that’s what sports is, a business. Courtside seats for Melo’s first game, no matter if he’s playing or sitting on the bench in street clothes are going for $9,555 each. I’m guessing the starting five will be Chauncey Billups, Landry Fields, Melo, Amare and someone at center. Playoffs and hope they play the Hawks and they’ll advance to the next round otherwise I think it’s a first round out for them.
Melo is a liar, not really.
God Bless and Sic Em Bears