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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
When your winning, all is well but when your losing, the rumors of trades, problems with the coaches and anything else you can think of start getting spread. The New York Knicks have fallen into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference entering tonight’s game against the Portland Trailblazers. To add to the recent disapointment and distractions, the back page of Wednesday’s New York Post ran a headline saying “Melo Wants Out!” There have also been reports that players are not happy with how head coach Mike D’Antoni is handling Anthony’s bad performances and body language.
Today, Carmelo Anthony denied all reports that he would welcome an exit from New York and that there is a rift with Mike D’Antoni, saying he supported the coach “100 percent.”
“I don’t know where that came from. I’m tired of hearing it. It came out this morning from I guess an anonymous source. I’m tired of anonymous sources. I don’t want to be traded. I don’t know where that foolishness came from, so let’s put a cap on that and make this the last time I hear about that.”
Really doubt Melo wants out of New York…..but D’Antoni on the other hand may make a exit if he can’t figure this team out soon.
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Carmelo Anthony has some SERIOUS BAD BLOOD for fellow New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin, as it's being reported that Anthony -- during basketball games -- acts as if Lin isn't a member of the basketball team.When "Melo" first returned to the basketball court -- after being injured -- Lin would try to include "Melo" into D'Antoni's system. When Anthony...
The Knicks have lost six in a row, 8 of their last 10, and they looks like a mess again. The New York Post reported after Monday’s loss that Carmelo Anthony and Mike D’Antoni were clashing, and they took it a step further a day later, saying Melo wants out if D’Antoni isn’t fired.
According to the Post, Melo has asked for the Knicks to trade him before Thursday’s deadline...
Carmelo Anthony's discontent with the Knicks organization became so severe after Monday night's loss to the Chicago Bulls, he told a confidant he preferred to be traded before Thursday's trade deadline.
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...
Carmelo Anthony has been extremely this season but did anybody realize he could brew intense infighting within the organization more efficiently than he could score on the hardwood? Just one year after his arrival Anthony has played so far below expectations that trade rumors began began popping up as the trade deadline nears. At the same time conflicting reports of Anthony
The New York Knicks aren’t making any deals before tomorrow’s trade deadline, but that won’t stop NYC media from stirring the pot.
The latest report from the NY Post is stating that Carmelo Anthony wants out of the Knicks as long as Mike D’Antoni is coach, but won’t demand a trade, and has actually had a meeting with the embattled coach since pouting about the crap situation...
Mike D'Antoni has resigned as New York Knicks coach, a source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012
Some more big NBA news! The recent buzz has been about a rift between Carmelo Anthony and coach Mike D'Antoni. Woj describes it as a mutual decision between the team and D'Antoni, who had conflicting visions of the team's future. Assistant...
Amid a stretch of games that have seen the New York Knicks drop 6 straight, Head Coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
D’Antoni was in the final year of a 4-year deal that has seen the Knicks fail to live up to the promises that came with his signing.
Even after acquiring Amare Stoudamire and Carmelo Anthony at points...
Mike D'Antoni sought a trade of Carmelo Anthony for Deron Williams.
A person with knowledge of the decision says New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the move.
Yahoo Sports first reported the news.
New York has lost six in a row for the second time this season and is in danger of missing the playoffs. Loaded with talent...
Mike D'Antoni waited nearly four years before he could re-create the high-octane success he had in Phoenix, and for three exhilarating weeks in February, the New York Knicks were the NBA's team to watch.
They played fast and fun, sharing the ball and sharing laughs, and their coach enjoyed the ride as much as anyone.
Just as quickly, it was gone again. And now, so too is...
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Something has got to give in this game, as the Blazers have stunk it up on the road all season while the Knicks are reeling losers of 6 straight games. With the Knicks losing eight of the last 10 games, coinciding with the return of Carmelo Anthony, and the unhappiness from players coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday.
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Just last month, the New York Knicks were the NBA's feel-good story as Jeremy Lin burst onto the scene to reinvigorate a slumping team that had seemingly lost its way.
Now they look to be a far bigger mess than they were before.
Hours after coach Mike D'Antoni's stunning resignation, New York tries to avoid its first seven-game slide in more than two seasons Wednesday...