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For New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony, he has always been known as one of the top scorers in the league. He’s one of those guys who can get you 30-plus points per game if you really need it from him.
However, with the Knicks having one of the deepest teams in the league now, the 28-year-old said recently that he doesn’t plan on scoring as much, as he wants to try to shoot less now with all the pieces on the team now.
“I’m tired of scoring 30 or 40 points a game,” he said.
Coming from a guy like Melo, it’s kind of surprising hearing this since he always wants the ball. For Knicks center Tyson Chandler, he isn’t buying it. With he mindset the nine-year pro possesses, Chandler believes that Anthony will still be the same guy as he was before.
“That’s not going to happen,” Chandler told the Wall Street Journal. “He has an instinct that only a few players have in this league. His ability to score isn’t a switch you can just turn off. So I expect him to be the same player.”
With power forward Amare Stoudemire likely to be out for the season-opener and then some, Anthony will be called on more to score. As numbers never lie, Anthony scores significantly more points and more efficiently when Stoudemire isn’t on the court. It looks like we could see that again from when New York faces the Brooklyn Nets on November 1 in Barclays Center.
Anthony says he already feels the pressure right now to score more with Stoudemire out, along with Chandler injuring his knee in a preseason game on Wednesday night, leaving Melo the lone player left right now on the Knicks’ Big Three.
“There were spurts tonight where I looked up and Tyson was out and we weren’t scoring the basketball, so I said to myself, ‘OK, I’ve got to go out there and score. We’re missing a lot of guys out there.’”
We’ll see what Anthony is up to in the next few days as the NBA season starts up.
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