Carmelo, who hit the game-winner tonight, was 1-of-16 from the floor last year in final 30 seconds of one-possession games last season.
Even if preseason, confidence-builder for Melo to hit game-winner with 13 seconds left after his miserable late-game stats in 2013-14.
Melo shot 40% from the floor once he'd been on the floor for 30 mins in a game. FG% fell to 23% after he'd been on floor for 40 mins
Just preseason, but Melo hitting that jumper shows the value of getting him additional rest early in the game.
Fisher trying to post W for second straight game, getting Carmelo back in for the fourth quarter.
Kevin Seraphin guarding Melo. Please make it stop, preseason.
Another thing thats apparent w the triangle: Melo's teammates are often caught off guard by how often he's passing the ball in this system
Carmelo Anthony just tried to shoot through a triple team, which is not triangle-like.
Knicks still have really poor triangle spacing at times, even with Carmelo on the floor.
The Knicks' starting-lineup intros would have been really sad to watch if Melo had signed elsewhere. Who would they announce last? JR? Jose?
New York Knicks will start Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr., Carmelo Anthony, Jason Smith and Samuel Dalembert, coach Derek Fisher says.
Larkin, Hardaway, Jason Smith, Dalembert, Melo are the Knicks starters. Okay.
Fisher is starting Shane Larkin, Tim hardaway Jr., melo, Jason smith and Sam dalembert tonight
Larkin, Hardaway, Jason Smith, Dalembert, Melo are starters. Saving real one for Mont Royale..
Fisher says Larkin, Hardaway, Melo, Jason Smith and Dalembert will start
I stand corrected, you cannot vote for your own player. (So how come no one voted Melo MVP. Still messed up.)
Here's what we need to find out: Who voted on behalf of the Knicks and why didn't they vote for Carmelo as a potential MVP? Messed up.
Which player is the best at getting his own shot? 1. Kevin Durant 42.9% 2. Carmelo Anthony 25.0% (but wait, what about the triangle?)
Not one GM voted Carmelo as the top small forward or power forward. In a related story, Bargnani didn't get a vote either.
Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments? 1. LeBron James, 76.9% 2. Kevin Durant, 11.5% 3. Carmelo Anthony, 7.7%
Phil Jackson tells ESPN that "Carmelo Anthony is obviously the team's only certified All-Star." Amare, your thoughts?
In annual GM survey, Carmelo Anthony re-signing with Knicks received votes for "most surprising move of the offseason."
Carmelo finished second behind Durant in "Which player is the best at getting his own shot."
Carmelo Anthony also finished behind LeBron and Durant in "Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments."
in annual GM survey, LeBron (67.9%) and Durant (21.4%) were picked as MVP faves. Carmelo Anthony was under 'Also receiving votes.'
The 70s Knicks had this crazy idea: Move the ball until someone has a layup. Defend like crazy. Melo wouldn't relate.
Would be a huge blow for the Bulls if Butler misses first two games vs. Knicks and Cavs. He's the one who's supposed to guard Melo+LeBron.
I guess the third question also could be Carmelo wondering, "Why didn't I go to Chicago?"
His shot didn't fall late in the game, but Carmelo had a strong all-around game last night: 9 rebs (5 offensive), 6 assists, two steals.