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08:18 AM ET 01.24 | Six consecutive losses and the threat of slipping back to .500 likely has Knicks fans concerned, but Carmelo Anthony is not walking through the door anytime soon. If anyone thinks that Anthony is on a fast track to the Garden, where the Knicks host the Wizards Monday night, they may be thinking differently after hearing what Knicks president Donnie Walsh said Sunday. ... Walsh gave no indication he's ready to break up the team by acquiring Anthony. "We've played better in the last two games," Walsh said, referring to weekend losses in San Antonio and Oklahoma City. "When you get in a period where you're losing, there has to be games where you play better and you might lose, but you show you're playing better. And good things will start happening."

New York Daily News

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January 24, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Like I said before. If Knicks have a chance to get Melo, they better. But maybe they should wait until the end of the season if they can pick hip up via free agency.

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January 24, 2011  09:01 AM ET
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Dang, what's happening w/ NY? They have all their players and were playing good. What's the excuse now?

If you look back at the 13- 1, Knicks .... Not many playoff teams ...I know a WIn is a WIN, .... ATL lose to, Beat CHAR twice turning the Brown coaching, beat NOH, DEN, .... now playing Playoff or equal teams PHO, HOU, in the WEST not in the playoffs, but are 20 win team vs NY 22 wins.

January 24, 2011  09:01 AM ET
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There is no excuse. We don't make excuses. It's simply that the Knicks, while better, are still a work in progess. this team is a start in the right direction, but tweaking is required.

I don't think Denver is stupid to stop negotiating with Knicks as that's the only place Melo wants to be. Melo just lost his sister and has told the world he wants to be close to his family in New York so I can only hope Josh and Walsh get something done quickly. Lets not forget Melo's only 26. He's still a kid and will need the support of his family as he mourns his sister. Anybody that's lost an immediate family member will understand the grieving process is long and hard and the family needs to pull together. So Denver's iron hand in game in this whole thing shows how inhumane and insensitive their ownership is.... Josh, you can go shove your 80mil in your ****... Your money can't buy Melo's dreams...

January 24, 2011  09:06 AM ET

The knick will get a playoff spot no doubt. but they will not go far. but them gettting in this year builds hope for the next year.

January 24, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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Dang, what's happening w/ NY? They have all their players and were playing good. What's the excuse now?

Looking at Chandler's numbers its clear he's back to smoking weed. He's inconsistent as hell. Lets trade that bummer already.

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January 24, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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Dang, what's happening w/ NY? They have all their players and were playing good. What's the excuse now?

Their record got fat early because they had the weakest schedule in the league through the first 30 games.

And although they had 3 0r maybe 4 really good wins (to their credit), in the last few weeks......they've been EXPOSED for being the slightly above average team that they are.

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January 24, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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I still think they need to get Melo some way. The luster of not sucking any more will wear off if the team is still a 500 team at this point next year. Fans will be getting annoyed.If a talent like Melo is available they have to get him some way.

If Melo really wants to be a knick they'll get him....the Knicks are just being relatively smart (for a change). Adding Melo at this point in the season isn't going to bring home the hardware. Denver's price tag is high...and if Melo really wants to be a Knick they'll just sign him in the summer as a free agent. Melo may have to spend the last part of the season in Dallas, but as long as he doen't sign the extention he can go whever the hell he wants.

January 24, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Try playing some defense, Bros.

January 24, 2011  09:19 AM ET
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...........Lets not forget Melo's only 26. He's still a kid and will need the support of his family as he mourns his sister. Anybody that's lost an immediate family member will understand the grieving process is long and hard and the family needs to pull together........

D A M N ........you talk as if Melo is the first professional athlete to loose a family member during his career while being a 1000 miles from home.

The issue ain't being 1000 miles from mama and papa and his siblings.....the issue is whether he can keep LaLa in Denver......or anywhere else......where he'd be playing.

Melo's a big boy.....and like all big boys, he'll follow his little head ;-) !

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January 24, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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This whole melo garbage is getting old.Donnie needs to focus on what the real missing ingredient is...A big man that can defend and bang

Don't know how many years D'Antoni has been coaching, but do you remember him ever utilizing a big man successfully in his system?

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