The New York Knicks are a deceptively good 10-2 since the mega-trade that brought superstar Carmelo Anthony and quality veteran point guard Chauncey Billups from the Denver Nuggets. There have been huge victories, like one over Miami. There have also been perplexing losses, like one to Cleveland and two to Indiana.
Anthony recently joined Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo on ESPN Radio to discuss the current state of the Knicks.
We all know the type of team that we have. The type of team we are going to be once everything gets clicking. We’ve been together two, two-and-half weeks now and nobody ever said it was going to be an easy take, an easy role for us," Anthony said. "We know that, but at the same time the games we are suppose to win that we think we are suppose to win we gotta go out there and get them. We dropped some games to Cleveland and Indiana back-to-back and that makes it frustrating that knowing we are capable of beating these teams and we don’t, but at the same time we understand what’s going on. We’re just trying to figure everything out."
With just 16 games left in the regular season, Anthony was asked if there was still enough time for the Knicks to smooth out the rough spots and make a deep playoff run in the Eastern Conference this season.
Our goal is to figure it out right now," Anthony said. "We just…everybody has got to come together just forget about us only being together for two, two-and-half weeks right now, and just go. I think we out there just thinking too much about what we should do as a team, as individuals. We just gotta go play basketball and everybody relax throughout the mix of this whole thing and just have fun doing it."
The Knicks still need a quality center, and they need to figure out some way to get some defensive stops. It is, however, fun to watch them try to put all the pieces together on the fly.