Source: Knicks Engaged in Finger-Pointing
Carmelo Anthony said it is time for him and Amar’e Stoudemire to have a heart-to-heart.
The superstar tandem have been a staggering wreck. If not fixed soon, the Knicks’ season — and coach Mike D’Antoni’s job — will be on the line.
“We as a team need to do a better job getting Amar’e the ball,’’ Anthony admitted. “I have the ball in my hands. Maybe it’s on me. Maybe I have to give him the ball a little more, help him out with that. We’ll talk probably [today] and try to figure it out together. If I’m doing too much, I want him to tell me. I want the guys on the team to tell me if I’m doing too much.’
According to a person familiar with direct knowledge of the situation, Anthony has been too obsessed with his points and Stoudemire is too concerned with Anthony taking over the team. There’s also too much finger-pointing, according to the source.
Stoudemire and Anthony are co-captains and their impending meeting is more important than anything D’Antoni can say.
“Maybe I should take the blame for the games we’re losing,’’ Anthony said. “Coach does run the offense through me. I’ll take the blame. It’s obvious I’m beat up. I don’t want to use that as any excuse. Maybe it’s time to revaluate everything, reevaluate my body, sit with the trainers, see what’s going on.’’