On Sunday, New York Knicks lost their fifth straight loss after falling to Philadelphia by the score of 106-94. Mike D’Antoni benched both Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony for the whole fourth quarter, leaving the two to watch their teammates pull the squad back to within 10 points with a minute left before finally falling short. After being a fan favorite on arrival, Carmelo’s name was the subject to a few boos during the player introductions and he’s been on the receiving end of blame for the Knicks recent slide, the assumption being the Knicks team played better during his 11 game absence.
Melo may be giving “110 percent,” but he’s shooting around 40 percent from the field, making $18.5 mil and a player who needs the ball in his hands in order to produce results. But his time away showed that team’s offense appears to work better when the shots are spread evenly.
Given the circumstances, what should D’Antoni and Knicks owner James Dolan do with Carmelo?
@TSSCrew trade him and Amare to Orlando for Howard.
— Chill Clinton (@eyeWroteIt) March 12, 2012
— Mac L (@MacL615) March 12, 2012
@JohnGotty Try a new coach, then cut ties if that doesn’t work.
— Hairy Belly Phonté (@_OED) March 12, 2012
@JohnGotty trade him to Atlanta for Joe Johnson
— Nuface Clothing Co (@Nuface) March 12, 2012
Get him the fuck outta here! RT @JohnGotty: Question Of The Day: What should the Knicks do with Carmelo Anthony?
— Frio (@AsiFrio) March 12, 2012
@JohnGotty trade him for a point guard
— Frank Rizzo (@thenotoriousEKB) March 12, 2012
@JohnGotty trade him.
— ola emiko (@Dacommissioner) March 12, 2012
— Donnie (@Dstack5) March 12, 2012
@JohnGotty Find a coach who knows how to properly use him
— Nigel (@njrn5) March 12, 2012
@JohnGotty create an offense that will allow him and Lin to coexist and still be productive. Stop lettin Amare shoot 20ft jumpers
— D.O.U.G.H. #TURFLIFE (@IGOTDOUGH270) March 12, 2012