Carmelo Anthony’s Struggles Impair Knicks and Other Friday NBA Takeaways

November 7th, 2014 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

Carmelo Anthony, fresh off signing a massive $122-plus million contract in the offseason, isn't off to the smoothest of starts.

The New York Knicks superstar failed to score at least 20 points for the third straight game, which probably has something to do with his team suffering its third straight loss—this time to the Brooklyn Nets by a final score of 110-99.

It was the fourth time in six games that the 30-year-old hasn't surpassed 19 points. The Knicks are 0-4 in those games.

That may not be enough of a sample size to talk seriously about correlations, but this much is certain. With new head coach Derek Fisher trying to turn this team around with the well-documented triangle offense, New York needs more from its best player amid the transition. 

"It starts with me," he told reporters after Friday's loss. "When I don't play well, it trickles down to everybody else."

Anthony made just five of his 20 field-goal attempts against Brooklyn, marking the third consecutive game in which he's made under 35 percent of his shots. It's a pattern that likely has more to do wit ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.