ESNY Film Room: New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott Crucial to Success (Video)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks in action against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2017 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Suns 120-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The two players the New York Knicks received for Carmelo Anthony, Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott, are huge contributors to the squad’s success.

What’s that notion about trading studs in the NBA? Oh yes, I believe it goes a little like this …

It’s tough to receive equal value for an NBA superstar.

Well, through 12 games on this young season, the New York Knicks have received more than fair value for Carmelo Anthony.

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Whether or not you believe Melo’s a true star or not doesn’t matter. His name carried star value and what Steve Mills did in getting Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott in exchange for the frustrated 33-year-old with two bad knees was nothing short of exceptional.

Here’s the film on the two extremely well-rounded basketball players who’ve helped the Knicks to a surprising 7-5 record:

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