Mark Jackson

Knicks could try to deal Carmelo, but should they?

Carmelo Anthony wanted New York and Knicks fans wanted him — if the price was right.

The Knicks probably exceeded it when they acquired him six years ago this month, setting expectations Anthony was eager to face but is increasingly unlikely to ever meet.

But if his time in New York is almost up, if the Knicks really are considering moving on without him, a word of warning.

"He had 25 (points) in one quarter this year. Very recently," LeBron James said. "So you tell me. How many guys do that?"

Not many, but that hasn't stopped round-the-clock trade speculation over the last couple of weeks, with still a couple more until the NBA trade...