The New York Knicks are hoping to make a deep playoff run in 2013 and their star Carmelo Anthony is preparing himself to become a true leader. Anthony has been criticized for the lack of trust in his teammates and his one dimensional game; however, the All-Star is looking to fix both of those weaknesses.
Anthony has already expressed a desire to become a more all-around player and he is working on improving on the defensive end of the court. Although Anthony is doing all he can to improve his game, he must also make sure he is on the same page with his teammates.
Anthony competed in the Olympics this summer and that experience helped him tremendously. The Games changed the way Anthony approached basketball and he told ESPN New York that the Olympics helped him in trusting teammates.
He said on Monday that his experience at the Olympics has helped him trust his Knicks teammates “a lot more.”
The Knicks need better leadership from Carmelo Anthony in this upcoming season if they want to succeed. Anthony has proven that he can be one of the most explosive scorers in the league, but if he wants to become an elite leader, he has to do more.
New York does not need Anthony to score 40 points, but it would rather have him share the ball and focus more on the defensive end. If Anthony can excel on the defensive end like he does on the offensive end and put more trust in his teammates, the Knicks will be a very dangerous team this upcoming season.