While in London competing at the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler took the time to discuss their new Argentinian teammate, Pablo Prigioni:
Tell me something about Pablo Prigioni:
Carmelo Anthony: I can’t wait to get him in my training camp in October. After the game the other day, I congratulated him, I told him good luck and welcome to the New York Knicks, and let’s get ready for this run.
What can [Prigioni] give to the Knicks?
Carmelo Anthony: Just his experience, what he brings to the game. He’s a great PG, a guy who controls the game, a guy that gets everybody going. I’m looking forward to being on the wing while he has the ball.
I have to ask you about Pablo Prigioni:
Tyson Chandler: I’m very excited to have him. I think he’s gonna be a great addition to our team, a pass first point guard, and a true floor general.
Was your game vs. Spain the first time you’ve seen him?
Tyson Chandler: Yes, the other day was the first time I had the opportunity, that I remember, playing against him. But I paid a little bit more attention since I knew he was gonna by teammate.
What do you think [Prigioni's] job can be with the Knicks?
Tyson Chandler: Just being a floor general, helping us getting into the offense. He seems like a very high character guy, we need more of that in the locker room.
Do you think the 3 PG’s will share all of the minutes?
Tyson Chandler: Yeah, because we have Jason kid and he’s a veteran so we don’t want to put a lot of minutes on him, and Raymond Felton is obviously still a young guy, so there’s definitely going to minutes for him.
But you think Jason [Kidd] will be the starting point guard?
Tyson Chandler: I don’t know that part yet [laughs]. We’ll see when we get in training camp who’s the best fit.
What are your expectations this year with the Knicks?
Tyson Chandler: I expect us obviously to do a lot better than last year. I feel like we should be a top 3 team in the Eastern Conference and our main goal should be winning our division.
Is it your dream to play in the Conference Finals?
Tyson Chandler: Yes, absolutely, it’s not just to get to the conference final. The ultimate dream is to win a Championship but you can’t get there until you get to the Conference Final, and that will be the first step. But the first step obviously, like I said, is winning our division.
Carmelo Anthony is featured in this Samsung commercial promoting the Galaxy S III, with a ‘carrying of a torch theme’ by touching their phones. Another interesting point in the commercial are the other cell phone holders are all running, leaping, hurdling and Melo is just chilling like he chills on de–just watch the commercial.
Carmelo Anthony & Tyson Chandler recently sat down with ‘The Guardian‘ to talk winning an Olympic gold, sightseeing in London, and the best players at the games:
How would an Olympic gold compare with an NBA championship?
Tyson Chandler: Winning the NBA Finals with Dallas was a great experience for me. As far as the Olympics goes, it’s something that I dreamed of as a...
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The photographer was Kevin Love, who also just shared Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony in berets. Kevin Love is loved.
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