Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 12/27/12
Without Amar'e Stoudemire this season, Carmelo Anthony has carried the Knicks on his back to their strongest start in years.Anthony has gotten help from a cast of characters that included defensive anchor Tyson Chandler and playmaking extraordinaire Jason Kidd---both of whom are major contributions, but neither stand tall as a dominating force on offense.The Brooklyn native has looked to Raymond Felton as number two in command throughout the year, but even Felton still lacks that clutch gene and the ice in his veins. When Anthony is sidelined, who else can the Knicks turn to in order to help carry them to victory?Against the Suns on Wednesday tonight, New York was forced to find out. With Anthony and Felton both down for the count, it was a certainty the team needed unlikely sources to step up if they stood a chance to win.Kidd served as one of those unlikely sources of offensive production, as the floor general played big minutes and scored a season-high 23 points. With Felton expe...
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