After sitting out 42 games last season, Carmelo Anthony says he feels great and that he’s ready to re-establish himself as one of the best players in the NBA.
Anthony hasn’t played since last February after undergoing left-knee surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon.
Melo continues to dispel rumors that he was unhappy with New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson’s offseason moves.
Per the NY Post:
On the eve of training camp, the Knicks superstar, when asked if he’s 100 percent, declared: “I’m back. I’m there. I’m back. I feel like myself again. Mentally, physically, I feel great.”
“I feel like I’m ready,” Anthony said Sunday at his kids camp at Baruch College, sponsored by Citibank. “I feel like I felt before I had the injury. Physically I feel great, mentally I feel great. I’ve been waiting for this since February. […] It was a long summer. My summer started in February. It’s been a long time coming. I’m glad I can be in the position I’m in now. I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time. I can’t wait to get it going.”
Anthony continued to reject rumors he was down on team president Phil Jackson’s offseason moves. […] “I addressed it back at [Team] USA,” Anthony said, referring to the Olympic minicamp in mid-August. “I was excited what we did this offseason. I like the moves we made. Was it any of the stars that we wanted to go out and get? No. The pieces we got, I’m really intrigued what we did. … I’m excited what’s going on and what’s going to happen.”