Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 10/22/14
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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. [AP]
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