Chandler didn’t single out Anthony when he said, ‘you want to take over the game or you want to make a big shot where you (should) stick to the game plan,’ but he certainly seemed to be referring to the All-Star in his remarks.
If you [Carmelo Anthony] want to be considered a superstar and you asked for the situation, have your best game of the season tomorrow. … Be great tomorrow. It’s not that much to ask from a player capable of greatness.
If I didn’t think that Amar’e was important to our team then I wouldn’t even consider (playing him),” Woodson said. “But Amar’e can still play. So again, I just have to weigh it out and see how it plays out. But if he’s going to suit up, I’m not going to leave him over there. I’m going to throw him out and see what he’s got and see if what he’s got can help us win games.
Melo on Stoudemire’s level of excitement: “He was dunking in shootaround. I’m like, ‘Stat, it’s May, nobody is dunking in shootaround!’
When asked about J.R. [Smith], Carmelo smiled and said “he’s playing.
Mike Woodson says J.R. had a temperature of 102.