‘Melo to face former team

The New York Knicks are having a tough time getting use to their new Triangle Offense under new head coach Derek Fisher. He learned this offense from Phil Jackson who is now king of basketball operations for the Knicks. Just 2-8 on the season so far, New York has had difficulty grasping the triangle concepts and fans are surely none too pleased.

But Carmelo Anthony and company will get to see his former team, the Denver Nuggets, this Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Anthony has averaged 25.2 points against the team that drafted him. He has also averaged 26.3 points at MSG this year which is better than his overall 23.2 points per game overall on the season, so you can expect ‘Melo to bring the heat. Ty Lawson leads the Nuggets in points with 15.9 points per game, 7.9 assists and steals with 1.3 thefts per game. The Nuggets, like the Knicks, are off to a poor start at just 2-6 and tied for last in the Northwest Division, so this is a winnable game for the Knickerbockers.

Someone will get a win this Sunday and fans looking to go to the game won’t find too expensive prices. According to TiqIQ, the average ticket price for this game is currently at $188. To get in the building, it will cost you a minimum of $47. If you’re driving to the game, you can check out the best NYC parking deals from ParkWhiz. Currently, the cheapest Madison Square Garden parking is available for $12.

How long will Spike Lee and the rest of the Knicks faithful be willing to give Phil Jackson to get this ship turned around in New York? Patience has never been a big trait for your average New Yorker. While in Denver, they have had some success after Anthony, but both the general manager and the head coach of recent past have left despite team success. It likely will be a long season for both at the end of the day. These two teams will only meet once more this season on Match 9th in Denver. By that time, both teams could already be focused on the NBA Lottery and not the NBA Playoffs at that point. Hard to say either side ultimately has been a winner out of the big mega trade that sent Anthony to New York.