I wouldn't say he is upset, because that would be dumb.
His action speak louder than any "report".
When Melo first got here Amar'e sulked hard when Melo go the attention and the shots.
But I don't think Amar'e endorsed this trade at all.
He liked the other group better, and when he made mention that players need to "buy in" to D'antoni's ofense, I was fully glad the players were like "screw that shit, let's rock".
They run nothing close to what D'antoni normally does.
Even Melo's words during their last win, where he said "they threw out the x's and o's and just played ball."
It didn't take long, but this is Melo's team.
And even Melo isn't the vocal leader, Chauncey is.
They will go as far as Melo takes them.
Amar'e needs to be resting right now, we got a playoff push going on.
Enough with that "i'm tired" shit.
I could see why he's tired tho. He's carried this team on his back all season long, while the rest of the players were very unconsistent he brought it night in and night out. Even though this is Melo's team, I still appreciate what Amar'e has done. He was the first piece to the puzzle, the one who bought into ($100 mill, no pun intended) Donnie's plan. I agree that he needs rest, he's best when he's explosive.
After Billups left the game, Douglas did not seem to take charge of the team. At times, he let other players bring the ball upcourt and when he did handle the ball, he excessively dribbled, and is responsible for the team suffering multiple shot clock violations. He must become better at running the team., or Anthony Carter should be inserted ito the point guard slot with Douglas as the SG.
This was an important win, mostly because the Knicks proved to themselves that they could handle adversity, fall apart, and put themselves back together again in a matter of moments. It bodes well for the playoffs, as long as the injuries prove to be minor. Mentally, they can gain strength and confidence from this game, and be able to call upon this memory in tough times ahead, most likely vs. Miami or Orlando in the playoffs.
As I wrote in my third quarter breakdown, my favorite moment of the game came after the Billups injury (no disrespect to Chauncey), when Walt "Clyde" Frazier said, "I slept with many ice bags during my career".
I always admired Clyde for his prowess on and off the court, and was sorry to hear that.
But it was funny as hell...
Clyde did explain that for 48 hours after this type of injury, you need ice on the wound. Hopefully, Chauncey won't sleep with an ice bag though.