The New York Knicks have lost six straight games, are in danger of falling out of the playoffs race and it appears that their best player has some problems with the head coach.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is unhappy with head coach Mike D'Antoni, and it's becoming less and less likely that the two will be able to work together in New York moving forward, according to the New York Post.
"There are several indications the alliance is getting worse, not better," writes the Post's Marc Berman, "and it seems inconceivable both will be back with the Knicks next season."
Berman also writes that Anthony is "disgruntled" with the situation, and he opted not to join a huddle during a timeout on Monday night in the Knicks' loss to the Bulls. However, Anthony says that is nothing new.
Since Anthony returned to the Knicks lineup on Feb. 20, the Knicks have stumbled mightily, going 2-8 over that stretch. To put that in even more perspective, New York was 8-1 in the nine games prior to Anthony's return, a run that was keyed thanks in large part to the play of Jeremy Lin.
Perhaps more than coincidentally, Anthony's return has coincided somewhat with a drop-off in Lin's level of play. The point guard is shooting just 39 percent from the floor and averaging 16 points per game since Anthony returned.