Despite hearing boos during the game, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony drops 30 points in the loss against the Denver Nuggets 110-94.
“Maybe a couple. Wasn’t too many,” said the New York Knicks star about the reaction from the fans of his former team, the Denver Nuggets according to UPI. “I thought they were booing because we were the opposing team, I didn’t feel like they were booing me. Maybe they were. I don’t know.”
It certainly doesn’t help when they team has more losses than wins and still can’t win in Denver. Anthony hasn’t won in Denver since the 2011 trade happened when he forced his way to New York. Fans still didn’t forgive him for his departure out of Denver. But it didn’t matter as he made 9 out of 18 shots and had 11 free throws in total. But for the Nuggets, the young players hustle for everything against a no heart Knicks team.
Kenneth Faried had 24 points and 10 rebounds, destroying the Knicks on the hustle plays. Nikola Jokic had 20 and Gary Harris 16, helping out Faried in a season sweep against the Knicks for the first time since 2009.
“When he’s playing with that type of energy, I believe he can get a double-double every night,” Mudiay said of Faried. “He’s probably top-three best energy players in the league.”
But both franchises haven’t improved. They are stagnate in where they want to be, which is at least be a playoff contender every year. Anthony wants more pieces for the team to contend with the East. Maybe if he waited in 2011 to become a free agent, the team he looks at now could have been the team that pushes him to a championship in New York.