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Berman of the Post buying hype that triangle will be great for Bargnani. Offense isn't his problem. His issues are defense, health & passion
Andrea Bargnani says his elbow feels "fine." Says he has been healthy for several weeks.
Andrea Bargnani said his elbow is fine and he can't wait to start learning the triangle offense.
Andrea Bargnani says his previously injured elbow is fine now. Says it's been 100% for a couple months now.
Knicks have Andrea Bargnani and J.R. Smith sitting side by side. Draw your own conclusions.
Andrea Bargnani: "Elbow is fine. It was a tricky injury.''
Knicks have J.R. Smith and Jason Smith at the podium at the same time. No relation.
Jason Smith up fourth in batting order. Never had an availability after signing. Sez signed to play "on a great team''.
Jose Calderon says "I want 82 wins, if we can."
Calderon jokes about Spain's early loss in Basketball World Cup and his health. "We got a little more rest than I like to."
On free agency, Carmelo Anthony also acknowledged that "basketball-wise" he may have had better opportunities to win if he signed elsewhere.
Carmelo Anthony talked about free agency and said it "wouldn't have felt right" if he signed elsewhere.
Amar’e of course looks like a basketball prototype, physically. Said finishing strong last season gives him confidence this year.
Amar'e Stoudemire said it felt great to be healthy and be able to work on basketball this offseason after rehabbing the prior two years.
Stoudemire thinking 30-minute restriction could still be in place. Last year his cap at beginning was 10 minutes.
Amare says he should be able to play 30 minutes per night some nights this year. Says he will talk to Fisher about minutes restrictions.
Carmelo: "I want (Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher) to know I'm in. I'm embracing this challenge."
Carmelo says he feels "awesome," feels "great." Says it will be a better year this year.
Amare says he's worked with Kurt Rambis on the triangle offense. He feels triangle can be a solid fit for what he brings to the floor.
FWIW: Melo is leaner, but it’s not as if he’s suddenly like Durant skinny. Still has a powerful build.
Amar'e Stoudemire: "Great to finally have a summer working on just basketball.''
Right. Thanks for the responses. Meant "Couldn't." It's opening day for all of us. :)
Melo has talked to Michael, Kobe and Scottie Pippen about triangle, says he's excited about system and what Knicks can do.
Anthony said he's spoken to MJ, Kobe and Scottie Pippen about triangle. Has "put it in a bottle.''
Melo said staying in NY was about “unfinished business” and admitted it would have ben tough to leave after he “forced my way here.” Wow.
Carmelo says he talked to Kobe, Michael and even Scottie Pippen about the triangle. Says he's trying to apply what they've told him about it
Carmelo, on the team's No. 24 ranking on defense last year: "Thats just not acceptable."
Melo said he "wouldn't have felt right" if he "jumped ship" and left Knicks after he "forced" way to NY. Says he has "unfinished business."
Melo says going to a more ready-made situation was there, but “I wouldn’t have felt right…getting up and leaving like that.”
Carmelo Anthony: "I kind of forced my way to New York and I have some unfinished business to take care of."
Carmelo said he "wouldn't have felt right'' leaving NYC after "forcing'' my way to New York. "Had unfinished business.''
Melo twice said this season “will be much better than last year.”
Melo: "I can tell you for sure we will have a much better season than we had last year."
Asked about the revamped Cavs, Carmelo says "We all start 0-0." Reiterates that Knicks will have a "much better season" than last year.
Melo: "I can't tell you how many wins we're gonna have. ... But I can tell you for sure that we'll have a much better season than last yr."
“What LeBron did [going back to Cleveland], I applaud him. What he was able to do in Miami was special.” - Melo
Carmelo Anthony: "As far as Cleveland goes, everyone's starting with a clean plate - 0-0. Everyone has the same opportunity.''
“I want to embrace what Phil/Derek are doing. I want them to know I’m in.” - Melo on the Triangle. Says history proves it works. Takes time.
Melo says he wants to "embrace what Phil and Derek is doing.... I want them to know I'm in."
Melo says he hopes to be able to help his teammates more in the triangle. Says he wants Fisher & Phil to know that he has fully bought in.
Listening to LeBron and now Carmelo, it's obvious these guys could care less about talking about weight loss.
Carmelo on weight loss: "I haven't felt like this physically in a long time. But more it's a mental thing.''
On his weight loss, Carmelo Anthony says he "was just doing my job." Says he's "in a good place" and has "alot of clarity."
Melo: "Last year I don't think think I had distractions on the basketball court (because of free agency).''
Carmelo said he's been talking a lot with the coaches about new system and his role.
Melo on missing the playoffs last, says he doesn't want "to feel that pain again."
Melo, on how he feels abt his role in triangle: "Its fun." Says it may not click for him & teammates right away, but will work eventually.
Carmelo Anthony says he sees a new level of focus around the Knicks and everyone is rejuvenated and he expects them to make the playoffs
Carmelo:"I've been here three weeks early. I know it's not going to happen overnight (learning the triangle).''
Carmelo on the new-look Knicks: "You can just walk around the building and feel that energy."
Carmelo on Media Day: "Don't want to feel that pain from last year. Don't want to go that lane.''
Once again, Melo led the NBA in minutes played per game last season. So...yeah.
Knicks media day is happening today, so, you know, it's the day that Berman puts Melo on the scale.
This New York traffic won't let me be great this morning. Better not make me late for media day.
Thank God for today
Man where the haters at tho forreal, yall boys real quiet