A brief glance at the Knicks' and Nuggets' spots in the standings suggests the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony is looking worse than ever for New York. However, there's still some hope for Knicks fans, writes Jan Hubbard of SheridanHoops, who notes that historically blockbuster trades have worked out for the team getting the star in the deal. As New York tries to turn its season around, here are a few Knicks-related links to start the week:
- Heads figure to roll in New York sooner rather than later, writes Stephen A. Smith of ESPN. Smith expects Mike D'Antoni to be replaced as the team's coach "eventually, but inevitably."
- The silence from owner James Dolan regarding D'Antoni is ominous, agrees Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
- The Knicks would like to see what Baron Davis can give them, since it may affect their interest level in Kenyon Martin, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. New York is one of five teams "in consideration" for Martin, who could be NBA-eligible within a month or so.
- In a separate New York Post piece, Berman wonders if D'Antoni will at least get a chance to coach a healthy Davis. Berman expects the defensive-minded Mike Woodson to get the call if D'Antoni is fired, and points out that GM Glen Grunwald's future "is as uncertain as D'Antoni's."