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Melo better than Walsh bargained for

Anthony is undoubtedly a superior player to the one his former boss traded for

Updated: November 18, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Donnie Walsh said he always knew Carmelo Anthony could be this kind of ballplayer, and yet on his return to home bittersweet home Sunday, there was ample evidence to suggest the overlord of the Indiana Pacers was telling a little white lie.

For one, Walsh didn't want to do the deal with Denver, not the deal the New York Knicks ended up making. For two, Walsh publicly kicked himself after the Melo trade for not calling Utah about Deron Williams, pilfered in the night by the Brooklyn-bound ...

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