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
Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a home run on Wednesday night against the Astros.
Pujols has reached his coveted 30 home run mark and it is still only July. In his 15 major league seasons he has now hit 30 home runs in 13 of them, giving him a jaw-dropping total of 550 throughout his career. His resurgence has been a breath of fresh air for all baseball fans, but especially great for those who took him in the middle rounds of their fantasy drafts. Right now, Pujols gives us no reason to assume that his bat will slow down any time soon, so his pace of 49 home runs this season shouldn’t be ruled out by any stretch of the imagination. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Lucas Duda went 3-for-3 with three home runs on Wednesday night against the Padres.
Duda provided a perfect fantasy night on Wednesday, as he went 3-for-3 with three home runs. Unfortunately for Mets fans, his three round trippers were the entire New York offense, as they lost to the Padres by the score of 7-3. The streaky Duda’s bat has come alive of late, as he has pounded six home runs in his last four games (16 at-bats), bringing him to the grand total of 18 on the season. After looking like he was going to be a huge disappointment this year, following up his 30 home run 2014, Duda has turned it on, inching him closer to matching that number as the second half of the season is well underway. Analysis: Dom Murtha