The Kings are a mess and Evans’ style of play doesn’t help things, and, again, his stock is so low, I’m not sure what the value will be. One team to watch is the Celtics — Danny Ainge loved him before the draft. I’m not sure Boston has the assets to get a deal done, but I could see the Celtics trying to make something happen.
Raymond Felton is sick of the rumors, and he is tired of the speculation. And he doesn’t want to hear any more about the potential Carmelo Anthony deal that has hung around the Garden like a specter over the past few weeks. “That’s the problem right now,” a prickly Felton said after the Knicks’ 113-96 blowout loss to the Lakers on Friday night. “It’s just that it’s being talked about too much.”
It’s too early to tell, but at least one NBA agent believes that an Anthony trade would lead to more action across the league. “The entire trade market through the NBA seems quiet, waiting for the potential Carmelo trade to occur,” the agent told RealGM’s Andrew Perna via e-mail. “That should have a domino effect throughout the league.”
Former St. John’s star Ron Artest momentarily let his hometown love cloud his better judgment when discussing the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors Friday. “I hope they get him,” the Queens product said of the Knicks, whom he admitted he still roots for. Artest quickly put his hand over his mouth, however, and changed his tune.
Miller said yesterday he couldn’t comment because he hadn’t spoken to Billups about the subject. It’s likely, though, Billups would eat up the Big Apple, as he is known in Detroit, his former home, as “Mr. Big Shot.”