Greg Monroe

Hold the applause

In a typically bold/vaudeville move, Knicks owner James Dolan traded six players — including all the ones over 6-foot-8 in stocking feet — for Carmelo Anthony, who might have signed as a free agent.

Dolan offered three starters and when the Nuggets asked for promising 7-foot rookie Timofey Mozgov, threw him in too.

Happily, the Nuggets didn't ask for Madison Square Garden or the Knicks might be looking for a place to play.

Gotham swooned as if the Knicks had landed LeBron James.

"It's the new Staples Center, if I can say that," Amare Stoudemire said. "L.A. is known for having all of the stars there. I think New York...

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