Knicks Carmelo Anthony Talks On Media Day About Kristaps Porzingis and Future
The New York Knicks star, Carmelo Anthony talks on media day about fourth pick of the 2015 NBA draft Kristaps Porzingis and his future moving forward.
Knicks had an interesting offseason under president Phil Jackson. From picking an upside potential player in Porzingis to getting quality NBA players, they did a solid job despite not adding another star. Melo worked hard and got himself in shape after his knee surgery on his patella back in February. During media day he talked about wanting to mentor and playing the big brother role for Porzingis.
I kind of feel bad for him because there’s so much pressure on him at this point and this guy hasn’t played not even one minute in the NBA,” said Anthony according to ESPN. “I’m going to try to be a big brother to him and kind of take the pressure off of him a little bit.
Both Porzingis and Melo been practicing together in the Knicks training center and Terminal 23. They also been practicing with other players on getting ready for training camp.
Melo’s window to win now is slightly open. Jackson believes in him being the centerpiece of a rebuilding process. The team isn’t close to winning a championship, but small steps in accomplishing that this year can determine the organization’s future.
For the most part, coming into this year, we get a chance to write our own destiny this year. … I think guys are excited about that,” said Anthony.