New York Knicks: 5 Reasons the Carmelo Anthony Trade Was a Bad Idea

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New York Knicks: 5 Reasons the Carmelo Anthony Trade Was a Bad Idea
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On Feb. 22, 2011, the Knicks ushered in a new era by acquiring Carmelo Anthony

Many were hopeful they finally had the go-to player they had been waiting for since they traded Patrick Ewing. Carmelo was a player who could score anywhere on the court; he could post up, shoot from deep and take his man off the dribble. 

Surely, the Knicks now had hope.

Or was this just the illusion of success?

Here are five reasons why the Carmelo Anthony trade may not have been the wisest decision.

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