Melo Thriving in Triangle Offense

KNICKS 110, 76ERS 109 Derrick Rose called the Triangle Offense “random basketball” and made it clear he isn’t comfortable with the system Phil Jackson wants to be the identity of his team. That’s an alarming admission by a player who has the second-highest usage rate on the team. But he’s not entirely alone. It’s been […]

Knicks Move Forward After Trade Deadline

Carmelo Anthony was so confident that he would remain a Knick after Thursday that he napped through the 3 p.m. trade deadline. With a no-trade clause, he had the final say on anything and, he said, there was nothing to consider. “Obviously,” he said, “nothing was worth bringing to the table.” There were reports of […]

Melo’s Value Goes Beyond the Court

After he had answered question after question as to whether or not he thought he would be traded, one reporter soft-tossed Carmelo Anthony a hanging breaking ball: “Do you think this team has what it takes to make the playoffs?” “If I say, ‘No,’ you’ll be all over me,’’’ said Anthony, who clearly has come […]