Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he believes the Knicks are a better team than they were last season and called the Nets rivalry now the best in the NBA.
Anthony a guest speaker at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in Midtown also indicated he would have even more of a scoring mentality than he did last season when he won the scoring title. Anthony also cracked up the audience by joking about rumors he would sign with the Lakers as a free agent.
“We were the top two seed last year’’ Anthony said. “I think nobody expected that. This year we expect to do the same thing. I actually see this team be better than last year’s team. I won’t get into all the details [why]. But we feel that. We feel we have improved as a unit.”
The Knicks went 54-28 winning the Atlantic Division but petered out in the second round losing in six games to the Pacers. The Knicks drafted Tim Hardaway Jr. and added Metta World Peace Andrea Bargnani and point guard Beno Udrih. Their losses were Jason Kidd Steve N...