Knicks State Of Mind

Knicks State of Mind 77 explores the dangerous month of August with some Christmas Day snub talk and Carmelo Anthony all-decade debate.

August is tough for NBA fans. Luckily for New York Knicks fans, there is always plenty to debate and discuss with the orange and blue.

The NBA’s Christmas Day schedule was released and the Knicks were conspicuously absent from the slate of games. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise after the Knicks were walloped by the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas in 2018.

New York had lost six Christmas Day games in a row. It’s hard to fault the NBA from moving away from Madison Square Garden despite the team’s revamped roster. In fact, the Brooklyn Nets probably had a stronger case for a marquee matchup on Christmas.

Every summer, there comes a point in time when all-time debates are in full swing. Carmelo Anthony cracked NBA TV’s 2010s second-team all-decade, and his place on the list was well deserved.

The first team included LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard. It’s difficult to argue against any of those guys on the first team.

The second team consists of Melo, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Anthony Davis.

Melo is definitely worthy of second-team honors, despite his decline over the last few years. Anthony was one of five players in the decade to win a scoring title and led the Knicks to their only playoff series win since the turn of the century.

Love him or hate him, it’s impossible to deny Melo’s place among the best players of the last decade.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.