Now, from what I heard out of rabid Carmelo fans and tabloid journalists in NYC wasn't Carmelo Anthony supposed to be 10 times better than Gallinari and Chandler combined?
Wasn't Chauncey "Mr. Bigshot" Billups supposedly an upgrade from Felton even with his 35 year old arthritic knee?
And now the Knicks are spiraling out of control and on the verge of missing the playoffs, once again becoming a lottery team.
What had happened?
Everyone likes to make the argument that the Knicks were only one game above .500 when the trade was made giving up three fifths of the team's starting lineup therefore the players traded for Marsh weren't really all that good. Yet they fail to mention that the poor play was largely due to the young guys being adversely affected by all the trade talk.
However, once joining the Denver McNuggets their play and the team began to soar. Don't believe me? Look back at the Denver box scores since the trade and you'll see for yourself that Denver's ascension is no accident since Felton, Gallinari and Chandler joined the team.
Are the McNuggets now ready to take on the Los Angeles Fakers for supremacy in the west? I don't know, but they'd have a better chance of doing it than the current roster of the New York Bricks.
Get this, we now have the great Marshmellow Anthony publicly stating that the Knicks may not jell at all this season and he's not that concerned about it.
Well, if that don't beat all.
Hey Carmelo fans, how's your trade working out for ya?