Knicks stock dropping
With ticket prices about to increase 50%, speculation is on the rize for the Knicks. After the 95-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday, the Knicks stock is dropping and have dropped to 7-8 since the ‘Melo acquisition. The Knicks were outscored 32-9 in the first quarter against the Bucks. ‘Melo hit a clutch three in the closing seconds, only to brick (airball) the next one. On Friday, Melo refused to join the huddle during the last time-out (of a close game) in the loss 95-99 to the Detroit Pistons. [Afterward, Amar’e had said there were some players on the team who still needed to buy into coach Mike D’Antoni’s system, and it seemed clear he was speaking of Anthony.]
During pre-game against the Bucks, Sunday March 20, Knicks Coach Mike D’Antoni said, “I think everybody wants an ideal situation where it’s all campfires and singing and all that, but it’s just not going to be that way.”
“No not at all, why would I do that?” Anthony said of taking offense at the team captain’s (Amar’e) comments. “[Coach] D’Antoni got a hell of an offense, I can tell you that. Everybody knows that around this league, everybody on the team knows that.
“It’s a matter of me picking my spots in the offense and figuring them out in a timely fashion. What I told the guys is ‘Let’s be patient, man. This is not going to get together, this is not going to be 100 percent in two-and-a-half weeks. It’ll just take some time.'”
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(in brackets, quotes from full article courtesy espn.com, stats courtesy msn.com, foxsports)