Carmelo Anthony is playing through trade rumors that he admits are mentally exhausting.
If he needed a break, referees provided it late in the Knicks’ win over the Hornets on Friday.
Anthony should’ve been called for a foul for disrupting Marvin Williams‘ speed/quickness/balance/rhythm with 1:26 left as they chased a loose ball, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report:
Anthony (NYK) makes body to body contact with Williams (CHA) that affects his SQBR
As Anthony crashed into him, Williams sent an errant pass grabbed by Knicks guard Courtney Lee. Lee passed ahead to Brandon Jennings, who quickly converted the miscue into a 3-pointer.
A correct call would’ve stopped New York’s fastbreak before it ever began and given Charlotte a fresh shot clock.
The Knicks won, 110-107.