Carmelo Anthony Wants the Knicks to Start Having Fun Again

by January 16, 2012

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.”