Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 11:10 am  |  15 responses

Tyson Chandler Doesn’t Believe That Carmelo Anthony Wants to Score Less

Carmelo Anthony has vowed to become less focused on putting shots up, and more on creating a more well-rounded game. His teammate Tyson Chandler, though, isn’t entirely convinced (nor does he want ‘Melo shooting less.) Per the WSJ: “Anthony, who has built a nine-year track record as a premier scorer, said he’d obviously continue to score, but would do so somewhat reluctantly. ‘I’m tired of scoring 30 or 40 points a game,’ he said, adding that the Knicks were deep enough as a team that they wouldn’t require him to score as much as before. To which his teammates and the numbers say: fat chance. Center Tyson Chandler flatly dismissed the notion of Anthony’s finding a way to shoot the ball less. ‘That’s not going to happen,’ Chandler said. ‘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.’ [...] Whether Anthony knows it or not, his teammates still look to him to carry the offensive load, recognizing that his scoring ability probably gives them the best chance to win each night—even if it leaves an even larger question mark about what will become of the offense once [Amar'e] Stoudemire returns. ‘I get what he’s saying about scoring less. And I think that’s him trying to be a good teammate and leader,’ Chandler said. ‘But we don’t need him to do that. We want him to shine and to do what he’s been doing his entire career. He just has to channel it the right way.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Tyson always has a way with words lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    nobody believes Carmelo.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Maybe we all just misinterpreted Carmelo’s statement. Perhaps he said “I want Amare to score less.”

  • roscoe

    I believe he is full of sh*t.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Neither do I, Tyson. Neither do I.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Melo and Amare are not a good fit–they just aren’t. Oddly enough the Knicks were better off with Amare and Felton a few years ago before they imploded their team to get Melo.

  • and1buckets

    Yup…and I’ll be the next Knicks owner.

  • pposse

    so in essence chandler is saying that carmello doesnt really know how to be a leader

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Yep. But that’s also when they were running with D’Antoni. We still gotta see how Felton does in Woodson’s system…

  • the_unknown

    Agreed, I loved that team with amare, gallo, chandler, and felton. At first i was excited to see melo come to ny but when i saw what they were giving up to get him, i knew it wasn’t gonna work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    **Breaking news** Kobe Bryant is going to shoot more and LBJ wants to be the best!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I mean I don’t think the Knicks will be very good…but I will not be surprised if they figure out their shit…Amare is either gonna have to be traded, injured or except that he should go no where near Melo’s elbow….who knows wats realistic until the season starts…but theyve got the offense, and they have great individual defensive players…they could be a top 5 team in the league if EVERYTHING goes right

  • Max

    “I don’t want to score 30 or 40 points each game”
    -B!tch please, you should be happy to even get 25 a game.

  • danpowers

    well, he played hurt all season. in april when he played healthy he actually averaged 31 points per game leading the knicks to a 7-4 record without stat or lin on the roster. he didnt seem to mean it literally tho.

  • Max

    Neither did I.