Carmelo Anthony is rightfully looking forward to his MSG homecoming

Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony foreground reacts to a call in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell left during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas Saturday Nov. 25 2017

And what of the reception for Anthony, who led the Knicks to three straight playoff appearances after arriving in 2011, led the league in scoring when they won 54 games and a division championship in 2013, and always made it clear that he loved NY and didn't want to go? Maybe more impressive is how he has anchored a solid Knicks defense this season with his rim protection. We're so used to having the ball in our hands and now we have an opportunity to play off of him, relying on him to make us better, make himself better, make other guys better. "For him, it was also hard", said Porzingis, whose availability for Saturday's game is unclear because of a knee injury. The people there, I become one of them.

So, how do you expect Anthony's return to NY to go?

Carmelo Anthony is coming to Kristaps Porzingis' house.

In his third season, Porzingis appears to be fulfilling the promise that he showed in his first two years, playing like one of the league's top stars. "Emotional as far as excited being back on that court", Anthony said on the eve of the game, via ESPN. He played in 72 of the team's 82 games as a rookie, and he missed 16 more games a season ago. That's life with ball-dominant Russell Westbrook, who posted as erratic a triple-double as possible with 27 points, 15 assists and 18 rebounds.

If Porzingis plays, count on the usual raucous ovation when he's the final starter announced, the spot that previously belonged to Anthony. Carmelo deserves better than boos, he deserves the same respect he gave the Knicks for 7 years. Westbrook wants to play fast while George and in particular Anthony want to play at a slower pace. Part of this change had to do with Phil Jackson's departure. You know the old saying, sharing is caring.

Stocks open in green ahead of Gujarat exit polls
Shares of YES BANK LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.303.95 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 301.85. However, the BSE market breadth was bearish - 1,572 declines and 1,049 advances.

HSBC prosecution threat in United States lifted
He ended by saying what the bank established in this area with governments will remain one of its top priorities into 2018 and will beyond.

Why Jerusalem is Sacred Place For Muslims, Jews And Christians
The reaction to the decision is liable to be tempered by the fact that many Muslim countries are preoccupied with other issues. But this time he has done a silly mistake which has provided us a great opportunity to unite a divided Muslim Ummah.

Anthony was traded two days before training camp opened for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and the Bulls' second-round pick.

The Knicks seem to be in a better position without Anthony. The Thunder as a team has failed to find its offensive identity, and because of it, Anthony has brought back the same isolation tendencies that turned New Yorkers against him.

February will mark the seventh anniversary of Anthony being traded from the Denver Nuggets to the NY. And if things don't work out with OKC, Anthony could always opt out of his contract in July and try to hook up with LeBron James...(although he'd be insane to turn down a guaranteed $28 million).

GOOD EATS: I'd hate to slight anyone by naming a favorite New York restaurant, but the thing I've really appreciated about New York since the move is that there are so many different types of cuisines available. "If he didn't want to win, he would have probably stayed here or went somewhere else besides OKC because he has an actual chance to win".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New York, New Jersey Reach Funding Pact For New Rail Tunnel
Dec 16, 2017 - 07:47
The fees will amount a $.90 charge each way beginning in 2020 and will increase to $1.70 in 2028 and $2.20 in 2038. "Under Gov.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Weather Statement: Accumulating Snow During The Evening Commute
Dec 16, 2017 - 07:47
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM this evening. Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny with a daytime high temperature of in the upper 30s, the weather service said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'PUBG' Launches for Xbox One; Trailer and Start Times Revealed
Dec 15, 2017 - 01:03
In case you hadn't realised, PlayerUnknown's Battleground ( PUBG ) releases today on the Xbox Game Preview . The game is available for around thirty dollars on the Xbox One Store, and just in time for the holidays.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Star Wars: The Last Jedi - tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere
Dec 15, 2017 - 01:02
One specific thing that has been of note is Mark Hamill's performance as Luke Skywalker , which some have called award-worthy. Writer-director Rian Johnson opened the screening with a tribute, urging fans to "have a blast. for Carrie".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woman threatens to 'kill everybody' after being caught smoking on plane
Dec 14, 2017 - 03:07
The safety of our Crew and Passengers is our top priority and we take all threats seriously. When she was confronted by crew members, another passenger recorded the woman screaming.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Historic Test series: India to host Afghanistan for the first-time ever
Dec 13, 2017 - 04:26
In their first five years Bangladesh played 40 Tests while Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe played 24 Tests each. Afghanistan and Ireland were given Test status in June by the International Cricket Council.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top As Kinder Morgan INC (KMI) Share Value Declined, Avenir Corp Raised Stake
Dec 13, 2017 - 04:21
Credit Suisse has "Buy" rating and $16500 target. (NYSE: KMI ) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, November 10. The Weekly Volatility is 2.15% and the Monthly Volatility is 1.87%. 137 funds opened positions while 396 raised stakes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mum Claims She Was Kicked Off A Flight For Breastfeeding Her Son
Dec 12, 2017 - 17:23
Attendants told her to put Lucas back in his seat and refused to listen when she asked if she could finish breastfeeding . Spirit Airlines stood by its decision to move Rui and her son in a statement provided to Houston's KHOU station .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BC Government gives Site C project the green light
Dec 12, 2017 - 17:22
Opponents say continuing construction would force ranchers off their land and possibly infringe on First Nation treaty rights. The new project cost is now estimated at $10.7-billion, factoring in an increased risk contingency fund.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top S. Korea's arms sales jump 20% amid Pyongyang threats
Dec 12, 2017 - 17:21
French and Italian firms sold fewer arms, but sales rose by 6.6 percent in Germany alone, helped by demand for its tanks. Relatively rich western European companies reported stable arms sales while Russian Federation showed declining growth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thousands of Kent toddlers missing out on free flu vaccine
Dec 12, 2017 - 17:20
All more the reason, health officials said, to get the flu shot ahead of the holiday season to protect you and the ones you love. Instead, the flu vaccine acts by allowing your immune system to create the ability to fight the flu in case you are exposed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Natural disaster hits Kerman Province in southeast Iran
Dec 12, 2017 - 17:18
In the epicenter of the quake, which struck at about 12:43 local time, the tremor measured magnitude 7-8 points. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel says demolishes tunnel from Gaza into its territory
Dec 12, 2017 - 16:51
The spokesperson said Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip were targetted by tanks in response. Four Gazans, including two Hamas militants, have died since the announcement last Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MediEvil remaster heading to PS4 in 2018
Dec 11, 2017 - 00:27
Quantic Dream showcased an on-stage demo of Detroit: Become Human , which is now confirmed to be coming in spring 2018. Lastly, there's even a free game involved too! It will be available for free on the PlayStation Store on December 12.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bayonetta for Switch getting a very nice deluxe edition in Japan
Dec 09, 2017 - 06:41
There are already plenty of Nintendo Switch games with female characters and Bayonetta 3 will be a welcome addition to the list. Buying the digital version of Bayonetta will cost you $29.99/ €29.99/ £29.99 and then Bayonetta 2 will run you $29.99/ €29.99.