At Knicks practice today, Amar'e Stoudemire, coach Mike D'Antoni and team president Donnie Walsh discussed the addition of former-Nugget Carmelo Anthony.
While D'Antoni admitted it was a "bittersweet day" parting with the players the Knicks did to acquire Anthony, Chauncey Billups and other role players, he said, "There's not many times in this league when you can get a 26-year-old superstar in his prime."
Walsh said that he feared the Knicks wouldn't have had a shot with Anthony had they gambled on him entering free agency, feeling that Melo would have signed an extension to stay with Denver.
Stoudemire, meanwhile, admitted that it "takes time to really build chemistry," but added that he and Anthony are "two highly talented offensive players. It's going to be hard for teams to guard that."
Videojournalist Robert Cassidy