Carmelo Anthony ‘Second-Guessing’ Himself at Crunch Time

by November 05, 2013

According to Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony say that he has been uncharacteristically gun-shy with the game on the line early on in the season. Per Newsday: “In three games, Anthony has scored only 15 fourth-quarter points and hasn’t attempted a free throw. He’s 7-for-22 in the quarter, including 1-for-5 from three. ‘Maybe I’m second-guessing myself,’ Anthony said after Monday’s practice. ‘Maybe I’m a little bit passive out there, trying to do things that’s out of the norm and trying to make people better at the wrong times. That’s where I’m second-guessing myself and I’m second-guessing my shot and should I take this or should I pass this. I’ve got to get out of that mentality quick.’ Anthony isn’t the reason the Knicks, who host the Bobcats Tuesday, are 1-2. They have been turning the ball over more than last year, and their transition defense, overall effort and shot selection led to them falling behind by 23 in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. But Anthony, who’s shooting 37.7 percent and averaging 21.0 points, was invisible late in each of the Knicks’ two defeats.”