With a 5-35 record thus far this season, the New York Knicks players and management know that the fight has been beaten out of the team and the dreaded “R” word is now not so frowned upon.
“We’re obviously at the beginning of a major transition of redefining New York Knicks basketball,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. “And so, the patience has to stay there at all times.”
Carmelo Anthony knows that he is probably the only one not trade-able on the team, but that does not necessarily mean that he doesn’t want to explore the possibilities..or at least work his way out of his no-trade clause.
“Come on, man. After all the work I did to get here and get back here? If I was to get up and want to leave now that would just make me weak, make me have a weak mind,” Anthony said in December 2014. “I’ve never been a person to try to run from any adversity or anything like that so I’m not going to pick today to do that.”