Carmelo Anthony does not play for the Knicks; his evil twin Chuckelo Anthony does. He's not the same player he was when Denver took L.A to 6 games in the Western Conference Finals.
Amnestying Chauncy Billups now looks like a disastrous decision for New York. Chandler is overpaid. Dallas is playing better defense without Chandler. New York looks no better on defense with Chandler, and without Billups, the Knicks offense has no discipline. Just turrible.
This trade might actually be a step back in the right direction for New York. And, with a fresh start in New Jersey, maybe the old Carmelo could come back.