Anthony to be More of a Playmaker?
Remember how the ball went through Bird? Well, just like that, with Chauncey Billups unceremoniously fired and with Paul ordered by an imperious commissioner to stay in New Orleans and like it, Carmelo Anthony became the Knicks’ Larry Bird.
“He’ll be involved a lot more in running the team,” (Mike) D’Antoni said.
So even on a day when (Tyson) Chandler was the invisible and improbable savior, when Amare Stoudemire had to address reports that he was offered to New Orleans for (Chris) Paul, and when the entire NBA was still staggering away from a disaster of David Stern’s design, it all came back to Carmelo Anthony. It always does.