HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony rumors

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Anthony punctuated the evening with a game-sealing, left-baseline fallaway over James’ outstretched hand with 26 seconds left. It was hardly the triangle system, but Anthony is aware he must know when to freelance. The question will be when and where. “I got to believe in it,” Anthony said after the 95-90 stunner. “Which is one of the reasons I wanted to come back. To embrace in and believe in the system. It worked for us tonight. [Wednesday’s loss to Chicago] was kind of a shocker. They threw something at us we never seen before and we’ve adjusted to that.’’ New York Post

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Carmelo Anthony appeared on Sons of Anarchy as a henchman Tuesday night for all of 10 seconds, uttering four words before handing his boss a knife which he used to chop off another man’s fingers. For The Win

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Anthony ultimately chose to remain in New York and sign a five-year, $124 million contract with the Knicks. But he says that's because he "just felt more comfortable staying here in New York" and not because he had any misgivings about playing with Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant. "Hell no. Of course not," Anthony said. "If I thought that [playing for the Lakers] was the right situation for me from an overall perspective as far as having a team there, then I would have looked at that situation more in-depth. I just felt more comfortable staying here in New York. But as far as playing with him ... I'm here now but I would always love to play with Kobe." ESPN.com

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"Carmelo Anthony is obviously the team's only certified All-Star," Jackson said. "It's also no secret that Melo has to keep the ball moving, but he's committed to doing this. Passing has never been a great strength of his, but in the triangle he'll be able to have checkoff reads like a quarterback looking for his first-option receiver, then his second and then his third." Newsday

Nothing is more important to Jeanie Buss than the Lakers, including longtime fiancé Phil Jackson. The Lakers president, who met with Carmelo Anthony during the summer in hopes of luring the free agent away from New York, said it was strange to be pursuing a player who was also being courted by Jackson — the new Knicks president — but Buss said helping the Lakers get back to greatness is her biggest priority. “It was a bit awkward during that time,” Buss said. “Carmelo is a player who’s worth fighting for. In basketball, family, love, relationships, nothing is more important to me than the Lakers, so I’ll do it again.” New York Post

October 20, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony has declared several times during this preseason that he will fully embrace the Knicks’ new triangle offense, even if it means shooting and scoring less than he has in the past. “I don’t think I’ll be the scoring champ, especially in this system with the way we’re playing and the way it’s going to be well-balanced,” Anthony told reporters over the weekend, the point being that it may not be necessary for him to take as many shots in the triangle. Last year, he was second in the NBA with 1,643 field-goal attempts, many the result of stagnant one-on-one situations. Wall Street Journal

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Even though it’s only been a few weeks, Carmelo Anthony can see a difference in Tim Hardaway Jr. already this season. “I see a more confident Tim,” Anthony said. “And Tim’s got a lot of confidence. I see a lot more confidence in Tim, knowing how good of a player he could be. I think he believes that now. He believes in himself a lot more now. And it’s only going to grow.” The second-year shooter already plays and carries himself with a lot of confidence. That could clearly be seen last season as the rookie averaged 10.2 points, 42.8% shooting overall and 36.3% three-point shooting in 81 games. That earned him first-team All-Rookie honors. ESPN.com

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Carmelo Anthony says he hasn’t had a chance to read the book written by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim which reveals his grades from his freshman year at the school. But he may seek Boeheim out when the Knicks are in Syracuse for a preseason game Tuesday to talk to him about it. “It’s hard for me to converse about it," Anthony said after practice Friday. “I don’t know what he was saying. If I read it, I can get the tone of what he was trying to say because I know him. I know how he’d say a lot of things he said. Once I get the information and facts and talk to [Boeheim], I’ll get a better understanding about what’s going on." ESPN.com

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