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Carmelo Anthony shot 5-of-15 from the field for 19 points in Sunday's blowout loss to the Celtics with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
The Knicks had some terrible offensive possessions in this game and that's nothing new for one of the most lethargic offenses in the NBA. Anthony leads the NBA in field goal attempts per game, but he's just 68th in passes per game with really not much help around him. He had a plus/minus of minus-40 today and their two-game win streak seems like a distant memory. They'll look to bounce back against the Cavs on Tuesday.
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Steve Smith, a high school coach for both Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo, said Anthony wants Rondo to join the Knicks.
When asked about his high school coach's comments, Melo said, "C'mon man. In my book, that's tampering.'' The Knicks have no draft picks with which they can entice the Celtics before 2015 when Rondo is a free agent. At that time, the Knicks will have the cap space to pursue a marquee free agent and Melo may attempt to recruit Rondo. As for now, Celtics GM Danny Ainge insists he hasn't received any trade offers and that he plans to rebuild around Rondo. We fully expect him to be wearing Celtic green when Rondo returns from ACL surgery.
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Regardless of Carmelo Anthony's intentions in free agency next summer, the Knicks have no intention of trading their star at February's deadline.
Despite back-to-back wins to snap a nine-game losing streak, the Knicks season is swirling down the drain. That does not make Melo a candidate for a trade and precedent shows it shouldn't have any impact on his fantasy production. Melo looks out for himself. Despite dips in scoring and 3-pointers, he's averaging a career high 9.9 rebounds per game.
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Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting in a 121-83 blowout win against the Magic on Friday, adding 11 boards, four assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes.
What is going on here? Carmelo shot an efficient 8-of-12 from the field on Thursday and the Knicks won that game. During the Knicks' nine-game losing streak, Melo was taking 23.2 shots per game and scored 28.6 points, so his two-game stretch of efficient scoring is a surprise. It obviously helps for others to contribute and the Knicks will be tough to beat when they're shooting 17-of-34 from downtown like they did tonight.
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Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting against the Nets during a 113-83 win, adding 10 boards, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer.
He entered tonight shooting just 42.3 percent from the field including 27.7 percent from downtown, but nothing cures offensive struggles like a trip to Barclays Center. The Nets are dead last in defensive efficiency and Carmelo got great looks all night. He'll look to keep it going against the Magic at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
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Carmelo Anthony didn't play well against his former team on Friday, shooting 8-of-22 from the field for 27 points with seven boards and two blocks in 39 minutes.
That's eight losses in a row for the Knicks and only the Bucks have a worse record in the Eastern Conference. Anthony is leading the NBA in field goal attempts per game and is having the worst year of his career based on field goal percentage. The Knicks will look to snap their slide at Madison Square Garden against the Pelicans.
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Carmelo Anthony says he's not having fun playing basketball right now for the 3-10 Knicks and could be re-thinking his early stance when he said he plans to re-sign with the Knicks.
Melo becomes a free agent on July 1 and while the Knicks can pay him $34 million more than any other team, he also thought he'd be competing for a championship this season, which is simply not happening. "It's starting to get tough," he said. "When you're losing, it's not fun. The game is not fun right now. When you start pressing, pressing, pressing, it makes everything that much worse." Newsday's Al Iannazzone belives Melo could end up joining Kobe Bryant and the Lakers if things continue to go downhill in New York. And with Tyson Chandler's broken leg, Raymond Felton's banged up body and Amare Stoudemire a shell of his former self, it's hard to see things changing much for the Knicks any time soon.
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Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 23 points on 9-of-19 from the field with 12 rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes during Saturday's 98-89 loss at Washington.
Well, this loss puts the Knicks on a five-game losing streak and they are 3-9 on the season. They rank 29th in field goal percentage and 25th in assists as one of the worst offenses in the NBA. The other four starters matched Melo's 23 points and they will look to rebound against the red-hot Blazers on Monday.
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Carmelo Anthony hit 10-of-28 shots and 10-of-10 free throws for 30 points, a season-high 18 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Pacers.
He didn't hit a 3-pointer or have a steal, and the shooting leaves plenty of be desired. But he is option 1, 2 and 3 for the short-handed Knicks and should continue to score a ton of points. We're a little worried about his body wearing down as he trails only Bradley Beal in minutes played, and is jacking up 22 shots per game, and 25 shots per game over his last five.
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Carmelo Anthony said on Friday that he would prefer to play fewer minutes per game.
Melo leads the league through nine contests at 40.5 minutes per game and is worried that the exertion is too much for the shoulder he rehabbed during the offseason. Interestingly, despite playing over three minutes more per game than last year, he is taking slightly fewer shots and getting to the line less. His stats won't necessarily go down with his minutes and only an injury will prevent Melo from putting up elite numbers.