Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 5/29/13
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Carmelo Anthony has came out publicly saying he really needs more help in New York if the Knicks are thinking about winning an NBA title. Anthony calls combo guard Iman Shumpert a future NBA star, but not for a couple of seasons. Anthony wants another star to fill those bright lights of New York. Where is he going to get one? He figures that Amar’e Stoudemire will never really return to his former self, and having J.R. Smith as offensive option #2 just won’t cut it. The Knicks really need more scoring, but where do they look? Unfortunately for Carmelo, he seems to be riddled with almost the same issues that he had in Denver. Yes, he is in a much bigger market with a very nice new contract. Yes, he is in a better situation with the Knicks because they are winning more. A championship is what eludes Anthony, and he just simply needs help. The most successful of NBA teams seem to have a trio or more of players that can take over a game at a moments notice. Think Boston’s big three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett, they won a title in ’08. Think of the Spurs with Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan, they’ve won a few rings. Or most famously, think of the Heat with LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, who won a title just last year. The Carmelo show is on Broadway and is showing nightly at a Madison Square Garden near you. Can the Knicks find viable characters to fulfill a championship cast? According to Pro Basketball Talk (blog), Carmelo has made his feelings known: According to a source, Anthony has told a confidant he is concerned management will stand pat this offseason and said he believes the team needs to add a bona fide secondary scorer for the Knicks to take the next step and win a championship. The source said Anthony loves combo guard Iman Shumpert, 22, and projects him as a superstar, but not for two seasons. The source also said Anthony privately wishes the club will add a significant piece to the roster and not be status quo.
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