Danilo says Knicks didn't need Melo

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Danilo Gallinari said the Knicks had a good thing going before most of the starting lineup was shipped to the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony last February. But the 23-year-old former favorite of Mike D’Antoni said he holds no grudges against Knicks. They taught him a valuable NBA lesson.

 

“This is a business and the owners or whoever makes the decision, they want to make a decision, they do it,” Gallinari said. “We just have to be players and work and try to do the best that we can.

 

“I thought we were having a really good season. It was a good record. People were having fun coming to see the games. We were doing a really, really good job. We had a positive record, the excitement was there. I had been three years, 2-1/2 years in New York, and the first and second years weren’t easy.”

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Danilo says Knicks didn't need Melo