The New York Knicks are not headed anywhere good -- the sooner the organization comes to terms with that reality, the better. The question then becomes, what to do with Carmelo Anthony, the 29-year-old scoring dynamo who is set to become a free agent this summer? Since his arrival at Madison Square Garden three years ago, Anthony has dazzled Knicks fans with memorable performances, most notably his Garden-record 62 points in January. But with the good has also come the bad: porous defense, errant shot selection and little postseason success.
The Knicks are now a wretched 20-31 in the top-heavy Eastern Conference. They are averaging 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes, second fewest in the league. They allow opponents to shoot 46 percent from the floor, which slots them 19th in the league. And head coach Mike Woodson is known as a defensive guru!
The time to trade 'Melo is now.