Mike Woodson said disgruntled Carmelo Anthony shouldn’t be feeling so blue and expects him to “be here to the bitter end,’’ fighting for a playoff berth.
Anthony, who has never missed the playoffs in his career, expressed frustration about the Knicks’ losing ways after their horrible loss to the Sixers Wednesday, pointing out he has never been in this situation in his career and it’s “a learning experience.’’
His comments came soon after he cursed out a heckling fan, shouting “Go f—k yourself’’ in the final minute of the Garden loss, as reported by The Post.
Anthony may be disgruntle, but his fantasy owners sure aren't as he continues to be a force when on the court. Through 39 games, Anthony is averaging 26.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.2 steals all of which are better than his career averages. As long as the Knicks offense continues to run through Anthony, he will remain a top tier fantasy option.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
David West will start for injured Tim Duncan on Tuesday.
In his last start David West had 10 minutes of play. Greg Popvich has been going towards more of a committee to fill-in for the hurting Tim Duncan. This has made the front-court a frustrating spot on the Spurs, unless it's LaMarcus Aldridge. There should be no reason for anyone to play David West, unless they lost a bet. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench on Tuesday.
There has been talks going around that Michael Carter-Williams could get traded. Carter-Williams is a former Rookie of the Year winner, but has been inconsistent with the Bucks. The Bucks could be looking to build their roster differently and get what they can for the 24 year-old. Jerryd Bayless is the guy to watch and potentially pick up, especially if Carter-Williams gets traded. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Greg Monroe will come off the bench on Tuesday.
It appears that Greg Monroe will still get big minutes even though he is not starting. This could be a move by Kidd to get a spark out of the team. Monroe has been one of the more productive players for the Bucks and is averaging over 30 minutes per-game with 16.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. If you don't mind him not starting, he should still be worth a play. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Luol Deng (illness) will play Tuesday.
The Heat will need every minute they can get out of Luol Deng against one of the top defenses in the league. Deng could be a sneaky play against the Spurs as they will focus on other players, but it is just as risky. On the year, Deng is averaging 31.4 minutes per-game with 10.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per-game. Analysis: Mike Cahill