Carmelo Anthony Can Redefine Superstar Reputation with Triangle Offense

September 23rd, 2014 by Jim Cavan Leave a reply »

In an NBA increasingly defined by strategies, systems and styles, Carmelo Anthony has always been that scarcest of players whose talents make him an offense unto himself—often despite the efforts of his coaches.

Now, with the New York Knicks officially under the command of triangle disciple Derek Fisher, Anthony has a chance to completely redefine his superstar status—and, if all breaks right, the moribund fortunes of the franchise itself.

Of course, Anthony very nearly opted to take his talents elsewhere—specifically the Chicago Bulls—before finally settling on a five-year, $124 million deal to remain in New York.

Since then, the seven-time All-Star has been all bubbling optimism when asked about his and his team’s near-future prospects. Albeit with a slight caveat.

“I do not expect to win a championship this year,” Anthony told Raul Alzaga of (h/t Pro Basketball Talk’s Brett Pollakoff). “That’s something that takes time, and everything has to be in sync, from management to players. We have much work to do, but that's some ...

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