Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks are in trouble. They lost their third straight game to the Pistons on Tuesday night, and they have a lot of problems. After the game, Carmelo was looking for answers, via the New York Daily News:
“I thought effort was there, at times. I don’t know. We’re losing. That’s a messed-up feeling, a hurt feeling. Got to figure it out. That’s the only thing I can say about this,” a flabbergasted Anthony said following the Knicks’ third straight defeat. “I mean, it’s hard to take anything positive out of the way we’ve been playing these games. You know, it’s kind of — it’s not really making sense to me right now as far as what’s really going on, why we’re not in sync with one another, why we’re just losing basketball games.
“It’s kind of hard to put a finger on at this point.”
They have a lot of issues on defense with Tyson Chandler out, but their offense isn’t doing them any favors, either. When things aren’t going well for your team, the effort doesn’t need to be there at times, it needs to be there all the time. Honestly, you can expect them to make some sort of move. Their owner James Dolan is kind of a trigger happy owner, so you never know what will happen in New York.
‘Melo wasn’t happy with the refs either:
“It’s kind of hard when you’re out there dealing with that, thinking things should be going your way and it’s not, thinking something should be called and it’s not,” Anthony said.
Amar’e Stoudemire, who totaled six points and five rebounds in a season-high 15 minutes off the bench, also drew a technical foul for arguing with the refs early in the fourth quarter.
There are serious issues in New York, and we are only 10 games in.