Jan 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) grabs a rebound against Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22) during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

What They're Saying: New York Knicks Links

The New York Knicks are close to tip-off tonight in Charlotte, seeking their sixth win in a row while taking on the Bobcats. Yes, did you know the Knicks are playing the Charlotte Bobcats tonight? Carmelo Anthony didn’t seem to know! Seriously, for anyone upset about this, I’m sure ‘Melo knew they had a game today. It was a funny moment, caught by the ever-present, sensitive MSG cameras. Relax, everyone.

In the meantime, it’s been awhile, but here’s a closer look at what the internet is saying about the Knicks.

– First, two articles from Lord Herring of the Wall Street Journal. First, on how the New York Knicks’ lack of free throw shooting could come back to hurt them. Second, on the efficient Carmelo Anthony-Amar’e Stoudemire pick-and-roll and why the Knicks don’t utilize it more. Excellent stuff, as usual.

– John Schumann also alerted us today that ‘Melo-Amar’e tandem has been really good lately. For the season, they’re still not great, but the improvement is finally coming three years later!

– During this recent Knicks winning streak, Anthony has been playing (for the most part) unselfishly and setting up teammates. Ian Begley has more on ‘Melo’s unselfishness of late and how it’s improving his teammates.

– Ciaran Gowan of Bleacher Report on how the Knicks’ recent streak has been nice, but they’re still seven games below .500, and a long way from respectability. Basically, the Knicks can’t get too cocky.

– Matt Moore of CBS detailed all 30 head coaches’ chances of winning Coach of the Year. Mike Woodson fell into the bottom category, titled “Yikes.” No, Woodson, who was close to winning Coach of the Year last season, will not be taking home that award this year.

– And finally, Chris Ryan’s Grantland “NBA Overnight” piece includes some Knicks talk, comparing their beginning of the season to The Road, and how it’s improving.

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