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Your Morning Dump..Where Melo Is Bitter

KWAPT January 28, 2014 The Morning Dump 21 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

“That game left a bitter taste in my mouth and everybody’s mouth,” Carmelo Anthony said on Monday. “It was unacceptable, that game. We remember that.”

Chris Forsberg-Melo Still Bitter About Loss To Boston

Carmelo-Anthony-madIt’s anybody’s guess which Celtics team will show up tonight in NYC. Boston is currently in a skid where they’ve dropped 14 of their last 16 games. Granted, some of those losses were decided by 4 points or less, but we’ve also seen nights where they’ve looked absolutely abysmal. But I’m hoping Boston’s general disdain for New York and vice versa will enable them to be fired-up for this one. The Knicks meanwhile have somewhat righted their ship, going 8-8 in their last 16 games. But as we’ve seen over the last few years especially, they are just as capable of coming out with a lackluster effort, or just flat out sucking. This time around, Boston will have Rajon Rondo in their arsenal, and the Knicks know exactly what he’s capable of.

“His speed in terms of getting the ball up the floor and getting it to where it’s got to go has caused problems for a lot of teams,” Woodson said.

I think the keys for Boston have to be: A) Somewhat containing Melo-he’s going to get his 20-30 points, but you cannot let him drop 50 on you. As long as you do that, (easier said then done perhaps) and don’t let guys like JR Smith or Felton torch you, you’re ok. B) Finding some offense-Boston has looked terrible offensively over the last two games. We’re going to need a big night from Green, Rondo or the both of them. I’m counting more on the former as RR obviously has a way to go & we have to be patient. Guys like Humphries & Bass crashing the boards & patrolling the paint will be key also. I absolutely hate losing to the Knicks and hope we at the very least make it a competitive game.

Page 2:  Durant is KILLING it right now

Kevin Durant went for 41 points last night in the Thunder’s win over ATL. His jumper with 1.5 seconds left sealed the deal, and KD has now scored 30 points or more in 11 straight games. Take a look at his shot chart covering his last 5 games. Try not to drool:

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The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston: Tank Rank: C’s Still At #4 | Rondos Turn To Create Legacy

CSNNE: Bob Ryan On If C’s Should Retire Allen, Garnett’s Numbers | Garnett Pierce Leave Blueprint Of Leadership For Rondo

Herald: Doc Enjoys Homecoming

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  • Curt Hays

    What are the chances that Brandon Bass shoots lights out again while shutting down Melo? If he does that consistently, do we want to keep him?
    Rich? RLC? Eddy?

    • Brad P

      Nope, I want Bass gone. Need to trade him as soon as his stock gets high

    • bill_nair

      Like Brad said, we need a good game from Bass solely to increase his value before the deadline. Tonight he’ll be in the spot light if him and melo start at the 4.

      • Thatguy

        Melo vs. Bass

        A homophone vs. A type of fish

        Playoff hope vs. Cap space hope

        And fight!

      • Curt Hays

        I’ve been hollering to trade Bass for two years it seems. I’m just thinking about how great he has been. Everyone keeps hollering “trade”, but there aren’t THAT many better replacements for everyone.

        I agree that trading Bass is the best option. I was just curious as to how everyone here feels right now. Obviously, no change.

    • RedsLoveChild

      What are the chances?

      No different than the odds of seeing the same person win the Powerball lottery in each of 10 consecutive drawings.

      • Brad P

        Every time Bass bobbles a pass, I feel like punching something. I’m so sick of his butterfingers

        • RedsLoveChild

          Not to mention his lack of athleticism…he`s clumsy.

      • Red’s Cigar

        0.0% chance.

    • Rich Jensen

      Well, I don’t think Bass is worth trading for, like, a second round pick and an expiring deal. C’s don’t need to clear his salary that bad.

      But I do think the C’s can part with him in exchange for potential–e.g. a promising SF, or an Asik type who’s in a bad situation.

  • Jester00

    no we do not want to keep him

    • Curt Hays

      Chris Johnson? What? Why not? We kept Tony Allen. Johnson hustles like TA did.

      • Jester00

        i was responding to you bass comment. So far i like Johnson the new set up has me scwered up!!!!

        • Curt Hays

          Hahaha, okay. Well I agree with you. Just felt like asking; ya know?

  • bill_nair

    I hope we some more inspired Rondo like we saw Sunday.

    Durant has been kiling it and its unfair. Hes avergaing like 38 to go along with that 63%. Can anyone tell me why there are no stats for the corner 3s? Has he really not attempted any in his last 5?

  • TNCeltic

    Really not liking the new layout. . .

    • eddysamson

      What new layout?

    • Guest

      Are you talking about on IPad/IPhone?

      • TNCeltic

        Yep.

    • http://redsarmy.com/ John Karalis

      We’ve made some changes to the mobile site (for phones/ipads). These changes only exist online, and nothing’s changed with the site layout itself.

      It might take some getting used to. If you have any specific problems, let us know.

  • KWAPT

    So much for being competitive..