HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 21, 2014 | 11:14 PM

Ryan McNeill

My two questions on guarding Carmelo Anthony kicked off Patrick Patterson’s media scrum tonight: youtube.com/watch?v=5l-K2L… #RTZ

Eric Pincus

Updated @BBallInsiders New York Knicks Team Salary - removed trade restrictions - Melo, Smith, etc. basketballinsiders.com/new-york-knick…

Marc Berman

Carmelo singing the holiday blues after #Knicks keep on crashing, falling 20 games below .500 nyp.st/1HmktSx

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony can't believe the Knicks are 5-25. "It don't even seem real right now," Melo said. newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Jim Jackson

Another impressive win for Maryland & keep your eye on Jake Laymen as he reminds me of a young Chandler Parsons. Frosh Melo Trimble can go!!

Steve Popper

Melo: "Got 3 days to kind of get away from it for a bit ... to kind of decompress and try to get into the holiday spirit a little bit."

Chris Herring

This weekend marked 1st time in Melo's 250-gm NYK career that he'd taken the court without Amar'e, JR or Shumpert or playing alongside him

Chris Herring

Melo said at times it becomes difficult to generate power for different moves he uses on offense. And it's sometimes tough to shoot, he says

Chris Herring

Asked Melo where his knee bothers him most on defense (at SF, or at PF?). Said it impacts him far more on offense; even on wide-open shots.

Chris Herring

Melo, on how far the Knicks have fallen since their 54-win season: "I sit back and think about that sometimes." Says it's hard to believe.

Frank Isola

Carmelo on being 5-25: "It doesn't seem real."

Chris Herring

Also, Melo wearing a beanie today. No top hat, or fedora. This is different.

Chris Herring

Melo, on how he feels physically: "A little beat up; a little tired." Has played 78 mins over past two days on sore, troublesome left knee

Andrew Keh

Carmelo Anthony, he of the bum left knee, played a game-high 38 minutes in a game that was never competitive.

Chris Herring

Melo played 40 mins on sore knee yesterday, & would likely play entire 2nd half today (& log 44 mins) if Fish thinks comeback still possible

Eric Koreen

Melo trying to prevent Bruno from getting on, Christmas joy.

Chris Herring

Opposing players have shot 43% from three-point range when Melo is the player guarding them on defense: stats.nba.com/player/#!/2546…

Eric Koreen

Melo might be best player on floor, but Raps have, like, numbers 2 through 9.

Chris Herring

Melo's been too slow with his closeouts today. Has cost NYK, and Toronto is 42% (10-of-24) from deep.

Royce Young

VIDEO: Amir Johnson sums up Carmelo Anthony's basketball life cbsprt.co/1DZPQpy

Eric Koreen

Raps up 58-51 at half after a rough end to 2Q. Melo has 15, but Raps firmly in control.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors up 8 after 1Q, shooting 50% from the field, 5-of-12 from 3pt range. Ross leads all scorers with 10, Melo has 9 for NY

Chris Herring

Between the Melo dime to Dalembert and Pablo's pass to Larkin, Knicks had some really good-looking passes in that 1Q.

Marc Berman

#Knicks trail 26-15. No Amar'e, No Shump, No J.R., No Bargnani. It's Carmelo vs. #Raptors today at The ACC.

Eric Koreen

Lowry defends Melo at rim without fouling. Melo misses. Vasquez gets 3 in transition. Lowry is good.

Chris Herring

Clearly he isn't. RT @jeffysuu: Think Fisher is done experimenting with Melo at the 3? His D has been horrible against 3, like Terrence Ross

Marc Berman

Toronto up 15-7 already after 6 minutes. Ross monster dunk off offensive rebound. Offensive foul on Melo. Ross 3-pointer. Went quick.

Josh Lewenberg

Two quick fouls for newly-minted starter James Johnson. Greivis Vasquez replaces him and the Raptors will go small. Ross on Melo

Josh Lewenberg

As expected, Melo will play - had missed a game earlier in week w/ sore knee. Amar'e gets another day of rest, Aldrich starts in his place

Mike Ganter

Carmelo Anthony will play.

Jeff Goodman

Melo Trimble deserves mention among elite frosh this season. Maryland hasn't missed beat after losing Seth Allen. In fact, Trimble upgrade.

Chris Herring

Raptors announce that Landry Fields is out today, after failing concussion test. Likely would've started the game and defended Carmelo

Josh Lewenberg

Regardless of whether J.Johnson starts, he should get bulk of Melo assignment. Patterson will also get a shot after stepping up last week

Chris Herring

Mgmt is supposed to run stuff; not Melo. MT @sportsgguy: I think coaching staff/management prefers that he sits, but Melo doesn't want to

Chris Herring

If it makes more sense to give Amare additional time off to fully heal & recover, why is Melo still going out there to play each nite?

Steve Popper

Fisher said Melo, Cole Aldrich, Quincy Acy, Jose Calderon and Hardaway Jr. starting - unless he adjusts to Toronto swap in lineup.

Chris Herring

Fisher says Calderon, Hardaway, Melo, Acy and Aldrich will start again today at Toronto.

Julian Mozo

#NBA Los Knicks anuncian que hoy juega Carmelo, pero no Stoudemire y J.R. Smith. A las 17.30, por @DXTVparatodos, el duelo en Toronto.

Ian Begley

#Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is available today vs. Toronto. Amar'e Stoudemire and JR Smith are both out.

Christopher Reina

Everyone lost the Carmelo trade.

Adi Joseph

So many complaints about Kobe and Carmelo being voted in and so few about Durant.

Doug Smith

According to the great @Al Iannazzone Knicks say Carmelo available vs. #Raptors Stoudemire, JR Smith both out

Michael Scotto

New York Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is available to play today against the Toronto Raptors. Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out.

Steve Popper

Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is available to play today at @Toronto Raptors - Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out.

Al Iannazzone

Knicks announce that Carmelo Anthony is available to play today. Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out.

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony says, "we don't believe in ourselves," after Knicks lose for 24th time already: newsday.com/sports/basketb… #knicks #NBA

Ian Begley

At 5-24, the #Knicks lead the NBA in losses. "I don't think we're believing in ourselves right now," Melo says. More: m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Adam Zagoria

After yet another loss, Melo says Knicks ‘don’t believe in themselves right now’ theknicksblog.com/knicks/melo-sa… via @theknicksblog

Raul Barrigon

East: Kyrie I., D. Wade, LeBron J., Carmelo A., K. Love // Bench: J. Wall, K. Lowry, C. Bosh, A. Horford, M. Gortat, J. Butler, P. Gasol.

Steve Popper

Record column: In lost season, maybe it's time for Carmelo Anthony to tank - I mean, heal: bit.ly/1wZ51ZS