Knicks Notes: Anthony, Douglas, McMillan

The Knicks wrap up their four-game road trip in Milwaukee tonight, hoping to salvage a win after losses in Boston, Dallas, and San Antonio. In the meantime, here are a few Friday morning Knicks links:

  • Unlike Tyson Chandler, who Mike D'Antoni called the Knicks' "most irreplaceable player," Carmelo Anthony has looked very replaceable lately, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
  • Howard Beck of the New York Times argues that blaming Anthony for the Knicks' recent struggles is too easy. An overcrowded rotation means certain players may not be getting the minutes they require to be effective, says Beck.
  • Toney Douglas is one player who has been a casualty of the Knicks' increased depth, and Berman writes that Douglas is trying not to think about the upcoming trade deadline. "I want to be a good teammate," Douglas said. "I don’t want to talk about that or deal with that. I can control what I can control. That’s me working out, being ready. I don’t want to get into all that."
  • If the Knicks were to deal Douglas, they'd likely want a couple of second-round picks, says Berman.
  • Moke Hamilton of Sheridan Hoops thinks current Blazers coach Nate McMillan is a good candidate to be the next coach of the Knicks.

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