For the most part, there seem to be three reactions in the media to the Knicks' acquisition of Carmelo Anthony and other players in exchange for various starting players, insurance policies, draft picks, overweight, overpaid bench warmers and cash prizes.
1. Eucatastrophe. With lips stained bright blue from the Knickerberry kool-aid, these guys think the deal was a no-brainer regardless of the price.
2. We had to do it but, damn, that was expensive. The great unsilent majority of fans and commentators tend to be writing some variation on this theme. These folks want to be happy, but something just doesn't sit well ...
3. Bad men conspired to make a bad deal. We've got an unmitigated Isiah-hatched disaster on our hands. And we re-acquired Renaldo Balkman. Next you're going to tell me that Jared Jeffries coming back after the Rockets waive him. Wait, what?
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith: "The people who run this franchise would have looked like buffoons for perpetuity had they not pulled the trigger and gotten Melo to Gotham City ... As for the players the Knicks lose, no disrespect, but who cares?"