Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Carmelo did the right thing

I've heard more than enough debate over whether Carmelo Anthony should have passed the ball to a wide open Jared Jefferies four feet from the basket instead of forcing a 22-foot shot against the double team. I think you know where I'm going here because his pass to Jefferies is the same reason great quarterbacks pass up their No. 1 receiver who is being double-teamed, to hit their No. 2 or 3 option.
Ideally, if Carmelo can shake the double team and get then get a shot off going to the basket, you absolutely want him taking the last shot. But did you miss the part about Jefferies being wide open, and only needing to go up strong to get fouled or make the 4-footer? If he can't, cut him immediately.
And where's the great Landry Fields these days? He's not on the court because he's horrible.
I don't know who to rail against first, but I'll settle on owner Jim Dolan, who caved like a sand castle to make the Carmelo deal. The Knicks could have gotten Anthony without throwing in Danilo Galinari, and I'll tell you something else. The Knicks would be up two games in the series if Galinari was still in a Knicks uniform.


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