Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  15 responses

Carmelo Anthony Welcomes Mike Woodson’s Criticism

Mike Woodson isn’t afraid to criticize star forward Carmelo Anthony, who tells the media that he’s not opposed to it at all. (See: he’s coachable, damnit!) From the NY Post: “There have been occasions when the Knicks will be watching film and Mike Woodson will essentially shred Carmelo Anthony non-stop — a relentless critique of the Knicks star. ‘After the film session, he’ll say, ‘Did you like that?’ Anthony said. ‘It goes hand in hand. But I accept that. Being one of the leaders on this team, you’ve got to be able to accept criticism.’ Anthony said he not only has zero issues with being criticized, but he encourages the interim head coach to dish it out. Is this just public lip service, and the private reality is that Anthony gets unhappy with the disparagement? Could be. But he insists he told Woodson he can handle it. ‘When I’m messing up, he tells me. Even when he got the job, I told him, ‘Just hold me accountable,’ Anthony said. ‘If I’m doing something that he doesn’t like, just tell me. Regardless, I don’t have a problem with criticism. If I can do something to help better this team, let me know. And he’s been doing that.’”

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    Melo likes Woody.

  • ClydeTheGlide

    It doesn’t matter who you are, you can only push and criticize a person so much before all hell breaks loose. Look for reports of Melo’s displeasure as soon as the Knicks hit their first road bump under Woodson.


    Reports of displeasure? lol

  • FLIGHT 9

    i hope they go down hill and they fired woodson…. hahahah

  • DruNyce

    Melo is at the point in his career like his buddy. Where no matter what he does or says; people will always try to turn it into a negative. The only thing he can do is lead the Knicks to the promised land.

  • http://slamonline.com the kidd 7

    There’s some super haters out there..

  • Rainman

    He always says he welcomes the criticism. But after a while of it, he gets the coach fired lol

  • Bawse

    Haters now equals someone telling the truth about that person. Melo has a long resume now of being a team disrupter. The man left a team and they played better IMMEDIATELY and the team he went to fell off IMMEDIATELY. He gets hurt and they play better IMMEDIATELY. He comes back and they SUCK IMMEDIATELY. Hmmm must be everyone else’s fault but Melo. If you say different you are a HATER.

  • ClydeSays

    Hopefully Melo’s getting to that point in his career when he realizes that just jacking up shot after shot won’t win many games. You have to be a complete player. We’ll see…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Melo supposedly had no problems with D’Antoni, he also didn’t understand what “he lost the team” meant. Amar’e likes Woodson because “he’s a coach you play hard for” – Those are called, red flags from two players who are owed $120M, $120M over the next 4 years. One Hundred and Twenty Million Dollars for two guys who are about as consistent as my sleep schedule, and apparently, aren’t motivated to always play hard, as professional basketball player. – and i’m a “hater” for pointing this out.

  • fdred

    -George Karl

  • Paul H

    He welcomes It till the day comes when he doesn’t.

  • http://slam Smitty

    I’ve never seen so many people hate on Melo, and his game. He is the most clutch player in the league.

  • dan

    the same people will shut up and eat their words by the end of this and especially the start of next season. (if no major injury hits the team)

  • lowendtheory

    as one of the many nuggets fans who rooted for melo for many years, and then watched him bail on us for ridiculous reasons, i love watching this guy go through all this drama. i know it sounds a bit resentful, but i don’t give a damn. melo was cherished here, and was treated like royalty. we knew he was a ball-stopper/lazy defensive player/non-leader/etc…, but we didn’t care. we were just appreciative of having a franchise/all-star player in our town, and he was treated as such. but that wasn’t enough for the guy. he needed the glitz/glamor/hype of NY. and now look at him. dude has been put on blast, and for good reason. bet denver isn’t looking like such a bad place to play at now, is it melo?