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Report: Carmelo Anthony wants out of NY

Chuck - Red's Army March 14, 2012 Uncategorized 11 Comments

MeloMarc Berman of the NY Post has the not-so-shocking details:

Carmelo Anthony’s discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night’s loss to the Bulls, he told a confidant he preferred to be traded before Thursday’s NBA deadline, The Post has learned.

According to a person familiar with his thinking, Anthony’s disillusionment stems most from a belief coach Mike D’Antoni and interim GM Glen Grunwald do not trust him. He is surprised that after all the Knicks gave up to trade for him, he has not been asked for more input on personnel decisions, as Deron Williams has with the Nets.

“The organization makes believe his opinions don’t matter,’’ the source said.

Though Stoudemire lobbied for the Knicks to trade for Anthony, the pair’s friendship has not flourished.

“They’re not as close as people think they are,’’ the source said. “It’s an awkward relationship.’’

Let me get this out of the way now: Bahahahahahaha!!!

Anyone with an ounce of basketball knowledge knew the Melo – Amar'e – D'Antoni marriage in NY was destined to fail. The ingredients don't add up to a successful team. (Read John's post from yesterday for further analysis)

I don't blame Melo for hating on his coach. D'Antoni is awful. He has one playoff win over the past 5 seasons. The mild success he had in Phoenix was due to Steve Nash. Any coach who ignores defense will never win in the playoffs.

Melo may be an incredible talent, but he's no peach. He needs to dominate the ball to be successful. The fact that he's bitching about wanting out after 1 1/2 seasons is cowardly and selfish.

I threw a couple of names into the NBA trade machine. Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley for Carmelo Anthony. Whaddya know… it worked.

Could Doc Rivers mold Melo into a team-first guy?

UPDATE: Melo says he doesn't want to be traded. 

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/matthewwilding1 MatthewWilding

    I grew up a Knicks fan, and I still have a soft spot for them, but I hate Melo. While I also don’t think much of D’Antoni, I hope the Knicks keep him just long enough for Melo to force a trade.

  • Erin

    Melo played under a great coach, great team, but decided to leave that all behind because he wanted to be a trendy hipster. Who’s to blame?

  • Danno

    Much like Dwight Howard, I don’t want to see that big idiot in a Celtics uniform, ever.

  • KY Celts fan

    I think this is overblown. I feel that Melo’s comments (if he actually said them) were more than likely spoken out of frustration of the loss rather than actually wanting out. Why leave when it’s all but guaranteed that D’Antoni will be gone after this season? A new coach, new system, still A LOT of top tier talent and Knicks can still be a powerhouse. They just need a coach whose willing to lay down the law and do what needs to be done.

  • Brick James

    Amen to that.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    I think any rumor is overblown and coming out of NYC media the truth meter dips even lower. He should be frustrated, but I can’t quite figure him out yet.. as of now I would need to see more from him to want him in a C’s uniform.
    We have to love the situation in NYK, fantastic to know they are frustrated!!!

  • Eric

    Call me an idiot, but I think if Melo were a Celtic, it’d work. Him and Rondo would be nasty together and I’m pretty sure he’d have to change his attitude if he played for the Celtics. I wouldn’t mind seeing a trade for Melo.

  • Brick James

    ESPN now reporting that Melo has denied having said this.

  • felix

    Amen. Amen. Never. Ever.
    Melo doesn’t make teams better. he just shoots. 40%.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/vandelay28 Lakerhater

    Dantoni just resigned as knicks head coach. That sucks they might improve now.

  • Tim

    Are you kidding Chuck?