Carmelo Anthony has not been the cold-blooded scoring assassin he was to start out last season. Through three games, Anthony is averaging 21.0 points on just 37.7 percent shooting.
After missing the game-winner in Chicago Thursday, Anthony started Sunday versus Minnesota 1-of-7 before heating up briefly to help a Knicks comeback that fell short. He finished with 22 points but shot 8-of-21 with 17 rebounds and five turnovers.
He admitted after the 109-100 loss to the Timberwolves he has got to get cracking.
“I don’t know, man, I’m trying to get in sync offensively,’’ Anthony said. “I’m a beat off offensively. That time will come.’’
Anthony joked that he is no longer currently the best player from Syracuse, raving about 76ers rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams before the game. And afterward, Anthony cracked, “He can have the torch. I have no problem passing the torch.’’
“I’ve been telling people all along, whoever gets him is going to get a steal,’’ Anthony said. “The