(NEW YORK) — There is immense pressure on the New York Knicks to perform well this season. The team’s leading scorer last year, Carmelo Anthony, is willing to put wins ahead of his numbers.
Entering his second full season with the Knicks, Anthony has led the team just one postseason win in two trips to the playoffs. Not many will argue Anthony’s ability to score, but his points haven’t translated to many wins.
“This is my 10th year,” Anthony said. “I think everybody pretty much knows I can score the basketball. But for me, I’m done trying to score 30, 35, 40 points for us to win a basketball game. I don’t want that role anymore. It’s what I do best. But in order for this team to be successful with the guys we have we need a more well-rounded team.”
Anthony credited his Olympic experience on the United States national team that won a gold medal over the summer in London.
Since entering the NBA in 2003, Anthony has averaged 24.7 points per game.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire