Carmelo Anthony: ‘We Have A Very Special Team On Paper Right Now’

by July 19, 2016

Carmelo Anthony no-so-subtly urged the Knicks’ front-office to make a splash this summer, and Phil Jackson came through for his All-Star forward.

Melo says he’s thrilled with New York’s acquisitions of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Brandon Jennings.

Anthony believes this is now a postseason-bound team.

Per the NY Post:

Saying Jackson “stepped up,’’ Anthony called the Knicks “a playoff team,” adding the group is “a very special team on paper” and has its “competitive edge” back.


It’s as adamantly positive as Anthony has been since the Knicks came off their 54-28 season in 2012-13. Speaking after the first day of training camp for the U.S. Olympic Team, Anthony made no bones about feeling the club should break its depressing three-year playoff dry spell.


“The time is now for us,” Anthony said Monday. “The time is now for the city and the fans. The time is now. Everybody is tired of waiting and waiting. Now it’s time we can go out there and put a competitive team [on the floor]. For me, the time is now. For us as city and an organization, that should be the mindset — the time is now.”