It’s too bad the Knicks play only once this week. Not even Carmelo Anthony (27 PTS, 7 REB) is worth starting in weekly-lineup formats if you have another option. The big fantasy news is the promotion of Chris Copeland (22 PTS, 4 REB) to the starting five alongside Melo.
Nobody can say no to Honey Nut Cheerios? It probably wasn’t exactly in those words, but it’s close enough to describe what Kevin Garnett may have said to Carmelo Anthony about his wife LaLa (Vazquez) Anthony to push him over the top. Garnett apparently picked a very poor time to use Anthony’s wife as a method of trash talk, according to Marianne Garvey of Daily News: Carmelo Anthony lost his cool after Boston Celtics bigmouth Kevin Garnett reportedly said his wife “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios”
With 31 PTS, 9 REB and 6 AST, James Harden was the best player on the floor, as the Rockets pulled away in the second half for an impressive win. Chandler Parsons (flu) not only played, he scored 20 points, and Carlos Delfino (19 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL) hit 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.
If there is one thing former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is great at doing (aside from coaching), it’s that he is never afraid to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth. Sometimes it gets him into trouble, as was the case when he infamously revealed that Dwight Howard tried to get him fired last season, but troubles be damned. If your team is great, he will tell you just that. If your team is bad, boy, will he let