When the New York Knicks gave up a sizable chunk of solid players to acquire the services of Carmelo Anthony in the 2010-2011 season, many – especially the team’s fan base – believed that the team simply gave up too much for the scorer that too often focused on only one end of the floor.
That especially appeared to be the case last season, when the Knicks struggled to an 8-15 record before the height of Linsanity, while the Nuggets were flourishing in the competitive Western Conference with one of the deeper teams in the league.
Fast forward to the current season, though, and the storybook has completely flipped in favor of the Knicks.
Anthony suddenly looks like a changed player and is doing things that most never thought he was capable of doing: getting after it on the defensive end. Meanwhile, Wilson Chandler has been largely ineffective thus far as he continues to recover from offseason hip surgery, Timofey Mozgov appears to be a marginal player at best and Danilo Gallinari is shooting a paltry 27.9 percent from the field as he tries to play through a sore ankle.
So to answer Bill Simmons’ question, are there any Knicks fans out there that would pull the trigger to acquire the struggling threesome of the Nuggets for Anthony now?