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Anthony said he would like to play in his fourth and final Olympics in 2016 in Brazil but acknowledges it's a long way away. He said Paul George's devastating foot injury over the summer in a Team USA exhibition game won't impact his decision. Newsday

Anthony does think the Knicks' current roster has enough power forwards and that he will play small forward this season in the triangle after playing a lot at the 4 in the last two seasons. "We got too many," he said of the power forwards on the Knicks roster. "I don't need to go down there and battle. For what? "If it comes down to it, I'll go back there, but I doubt it. They're going to move me down there. ... I think in this system more than anything playing on the wing is where I like to be -- playing in the post is where I like to be -- and the way we play we're all over the court, so you never know where you're going to get the ball." ESPN.com

October 3, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said after Thursday’s Knicks practice at Christl Arena that his reported remark about being an “underrated superstar’’ was taken out of context. “I don’t feel like that,’’ Anthony said. “I think it was the way the course of the conversation was going. They took it and ran with it. It’s not something — I don’t get into that. I’ll let you guys write about if I’m underrated or not. I know what I can do on the basketball court. I know what I can get better at. But as self-proclaiming as me being underrated, it’s out of my league.’’ New York Post

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Phil Jackson: I think there’s probably 15 players in the NBA that are very similar position. I don’t know if all of ’em are paid $20 million, but the coaches and GMs are talking about it in those type of terms — how much does this guy hurt your team, or hurt the game flow because he’s trying to score. The attempt to score, the need to score, the pressure that he feels he has to score. … Does he take away from the team game? That’s what Danny’s talking about there. And that’s where Carmelo’s gonna move forward this year in that situation — the ball can’t stop. The ball has to continually move. It moves, or goes to the hoop on a shot or a drive or something like that. In our offense, that’s part of the process of getting players to play in that rhythm. New York Post

Q: And Jordan had to make that adjustment too, right? A: Michael had to be able to share the ball, other people had to get shots, only so many shots available out there. And when someone’s taking 27 a game or something? 25 a game, that’s maybe a third of the shots. That can’t happen in basketball. Q: Is Carmelo on board with this? A: All we talked about in our negotiation was, “I’d like not to have to feel like I have to carry the load to score every night.” He wants some help. New York Post

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