Wow, sooooo that just happened. Carmelo and Amar’e played to the absolute peak of their abilities in that Jazz rout last night, and what a sight it was. Just a pleasure. Today in the Linkin’ Center, we’re taking a look at a few things, including last night’s “game”, Wednesday’s hot opponent, and Carmelo’s wife saying she feels unwanted.
* First, let’s get this question out of the way: Are the Knicks playing down to their competition?
* On the Wendy Williams Show a few days ago, Mrs. Carmelo revealed something quite disturbing. And by disturbing we mean pointless and catty.
* Oh, that Landry Fields. If he’d tried his patented jump stop, this problem would be solved.
* Just some stats to show how dominant Stoudemire and Anthony were last night.
* “The potential is there—it’s there,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said, adding, “If we can rebound, if we can play defense, we’ll have nights that they’re unstoppable.” Sounds like good news.
* In another go round as a Knick, Jared Jeffries is finally getting some love.
* Amidst the cloud of perpetual happiness currently surrounding New York City basketball, the team’s future front office leaders are still in limbo.
* With recent wins over Oklahoma City and Dallas, New York’s next opponent is the hottest team in the league.
* Recap from the Utah side of things, courtesy of our brothers over at Purple & Blues.
* Are Carmelo’s defensive inefficiencies much ado about nothing?
* Speaking of Carmelo, should he stay with No. 7 or go back to the familiar No. 15?