Carmelo Anthony Wants the Knicks to Start Having Fun Again

by January 16, 2012
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According to Carmelo Anthony, who plans on suiting up today against the Orlando Magic despite an ankle injury, one source of the New York Knicks’ problems is a lack of fun and confidence. From ESPN: “Injured forward Carmelo Anthony is worried about his New York Knicks. ‘We’re not playing with a high level of confidence right now,’ Anthony said on Sunday.’ … I think we need to get back to that and get back to having fun.’ Anthony is questionable for Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic due to a right ankle injury. He missed Saturday’s 104-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With Anthony sidelined, the Knicks (6-6) have struggled on both ends of the floor — but particularly on offense. Perceived to be a high-scoring club coming in to the season, they rank 18th in points per game (94.0) and 25th in assists (18.3). Coach Mike D’Antoni said they are suffering from a lack of cohesion, with spacing between Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler affecting Stoudemire’s play at the offensive end.”