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'Melo on Amar'e: 'It's sad'

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07:17 AM ET 10.09 | When he left the Nuggets for the brighter lights of Manhattan, Carmelo Anthony had plenty of reasons to embrace the move. Money, marketing, the opportunity to be the face of a franchise in a major city -- they all likely played a role. But so did Amar'e Stoudemire. Anthony says the chance to play with Stoudemire was "one of the reasons I wanted to come to New York." So it's difficult for Anthony to watch Stoudemire struggle with another knee injury. "As a friend, it's hard for me to sit back and act like it doesn't bother me because I know how hard of a worker he is [and] I know the time that he puts in the gym to train and rehab," Anthony said Tuesday. "To see him go forward and then take some steps back every time, it's just sad."

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October 9, 2013  07:51 AM ET

This is the human part of the game that the general fan doesn't recognize. It's great to see players who actually care about each other. Now I'm sure there will be an avalanche of posters who find fault with Melo's comments, and/or use it as another opportunity to beat up on the Knicks, as if that makes some kind of damn sense, but whatever. This is NY. We've got broad shoulders.

October 9, 2013  08:35 AM ET

You Have To Know When To Fold Em, Bros.

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October 9, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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This is the human part of the game that the general fan doesn't recognize. It's great to see players who actually care about each other. Now I'm sure there will be an avalanche of posters who find fault with Melo's comments, and/or use it as another opportunity to beat up on the Knicks, as if that makes some kind of damn sense, but whatever. This is NY. We've got broad shoulders.

Doc - I second that but I'm in the minority who think Stat has a little left in the tank and who will surprise folks just like Antonio Mcdyess did after those devastating injuries. Will not be the explosive player of old but will contribute more than what the naysayers are predicting....

October 9, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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This is the human part of the game that the general fan doesn't recognize. It's great to see players who actually care about each other. Now I'm sure there will be an avalanche of posters who find fault with Melo's comments, and/or use it as another opportunity to beat up on the Knicks, as if that makes some kind of damn sense, but whatever. This is NY. We've got broad shoulders.

Well said bro.. good job!

October 9, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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This is the human part of the game that the general fan doesn't recognize. It's great to see players who actually care about each other. Now I'm sure there will be an avalanche of posters who find fault with Melo's comments, and/or use it as another opportunity to beat up on the Knicks, as if that makes some kind of damn sense, but whatever. This is NY. We've got broad shoulders.

Amare is truly a nice guy. He has always been nice to the fans.

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October 9, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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This is the human part of the game that the general fan doesn't recognize. It's great to see players who actually care about each other. Now I'm sure there will be an avalanche of posters who find fault with Melo's comments, and/or use it as another opportunity to beat up on the Knicks, as if that makes some kind of damn sense, but whatever. This is NY. We've got broad shoulders.

I've always rooted for felt bad for Amare. When he's on the court, he's always giving 100% (unlike 'Melo who does tend to check out especially on D). Wish his knee was stronger.

October 9, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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One more year of amare, then he is salary cap relief to some teambu bye amare

Not in today's NBA.... Teams don't really care for expiring contracts the way they did a few seasons ago. The Knicks are stuck with him to the bitter end unless he accepts a buy out which I doubt he will.

October 9, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Nobody outruns father time. Knees get better; they don't get well.

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October 9, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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doctor who said you knees will never be as good as new after an injury.

Well as a fellow whose own knee frequently jerks and sometimes inappropriately, I can second that.

October 9, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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there are teams over the cap, that have rolled the dice thinking a championship run would be worth the penalty...there will be teams there..the Knicks have Amare , max another year and a 1/2

Haven't seen you around in a while, Lunch. What's shakin'?

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October 9, 2013  09:56 AM ET

So much talent. I'd like to see Amare finish out a full season with Melo before the Knicks finally move him.

October 9, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Well as a fellow whose own knee frequently jerks and sometimes inappropriately, I can second that.

I hear Knee Jerk reactions on FN is contagious....!!!

 
October 9, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Hey MMA...nice guy is one thing...nice guy eating up nearly half of your annual cap space, while not playing a lick....no thanks

Lunch M3at..!! Where ya been..? I think our team is gonna surprise the naysayers this year bro.... Too bad JGB jumped ship to the Pelicans...

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