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Did D'Antoni cave to Carmelo's griping?

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07:46 AM ET 03.10 | Many are convinced -- well, Mike D'Antoni, anyway -- the return of Carmelo Anthony meant Jeremy Lin had to change his game. In the view of many others, Melo needed to modify his game and Amar'e Stoudemire had to amend his. Instead, D'Antoni caved to Anthony's grumbling. Hence, the lame duck coach is now openly catering to the Incredible Sulk's demand for more shots when he only should be touching the ball after moving without it to free himself in prime position. Rather than stick with a lineup already greatly weakened by the loss of Chandler (you need to zone-up, coach), a lineup that probably saved his job, albeit, temporarily, D'Antoni removed Landry Fields.

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March 10, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Time to deal Melo.

This is the best you can do? Trade Melo? it both tired and old. Our team is horribly coached, and as coached, frankly not that good. We have the players if properly coached to do very well now. No where in last night's game was it Melo's fault (maybe he could have hit the free throw). There was zero defense played (Mike's fault) and it looked exactly as the many Rucker Games I'v been to. A guy like you amazes me......you sit back and quitely observe Stats open lane to the hoop defense thats always on display and you say nothing.

If its just a Melo comment, don't comment.

March 10, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Time to deal Melo.

Stop snitching or get some stitches. LOL. Melo wants all the spotlight that's why he forced the Nugs to trade him last season. Dolan is getting his desserts with this dude. Lin carried the NYKnicks while both Melo and Amare were sitting. Now the Knicks are fading fast with the two $20M+ men. If D'Antoni is dumb enough to cave to Carmelo, he better polish his resume for his next gig. I read the Illini are looking for a head coach.

March 10, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Give It Time, Bros.

March 10, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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My FINAL excuse is that they didn't have their best 2 Big men defendersno more excuses anymore-even without their centers- they should be able to beat a mediocre buck team and not let EI look like a HOF'er

I agree. It's time Knicks start to win and stop the excuses. Chandler is a big loss but bucks had injuries at center also. This is unacceptable.

March 10, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Time to deal Melo.

I disagree. You can never get equal value for melo unless you are getting Howard. Knicks have a tou upcoming week and they have to play well. I still keep dantoni for the year since Knicks will make the playoffs. If the Knicks go out in the first round again, fire dantoni and see what a new coach can do with a full training camp

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March 10, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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This is the best you can do? Trade Melo? it both tired and old. Our team is horribly coached, and as coached, frankly not that good. We have the players if properly coached to do very well now. No where in last night's game was it Melo's fault (maybe he could have hit the free throw). There was zero defense played (Mike's fault) and it looked exactly as the many Rucker Games I'v been to. A guy like you amazes me......you sit back and quitely observe Stats open lane to the hoop defense thats always on display and you say nothing. If its just a Melo comment, don't comment.

The defense is run by Woodson

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March 10, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Give It Time, Bros.

Agreed. Lots of changes to the roster with little to no practice. They have around 25 games left and will make the playoffs where dantoni will not be playing 10 players. He needs to find the 8 man rotation for the playoffs. Knicks are a playoff team.

March 10, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Melo for Wallace and some side contracts work. Not Felton.

No way

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March 10, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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He is a team player. He plays defense, rebounds, passes, and can play within the offense.

Wallace is not even close to the player melo is. I would only trade melo for Howard. Knicks have a lot of new players, just in the past 3 weeks they had to figure out how to blend in Lin, melo, amare, jr smith and baron Davis. And do that with minimal practice. Let's see what the Knicks do in the playoffs and make changes / adjustments in the offseason.

 
March 10, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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My FINAL excuse is that they didn't have their best 2 Big men defendersno more excuses anymore-even without their centers- they should be able to beat a mediocre buck team and not let EI look like a HOF'er

The Bucks did beat Miami twice this season. That said it is obvious the Knicks are slumping lately.

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