At some point, this Carmelo Anthony thing has to become more than a fashion statement.
Thats what facing the New York Knicks, as they wait to take all that frontcourt talent -- Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler -- and turn themselves into a real-life contender.
Instead, the Knicks seem to be stuck in the muck, spinning their wheels, trying to find the right combinations and the right coach.
Today, the man in charge is Mike Woodson, a defensive-minded type who always did a fairly underrated job a few years back with the Atlanta Hawks. As for the roster, well, its really more of the same. Its more of keeping the big-name parts in place, adding a few pieces, and hoping for the best.
In the Anthony era, that hasnt really worked.
So why do the Knicks feel that things might end up differently this time?
Well, who really knows?
Perhaps because Woodson brings an isolation-style offense and Anthony is an isolation-style player. Or maybe because this is the second full season ...