NBA Rumors: Knicks roster is ‘very special on paper,’ says Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Anthony (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr)

The New York Knicks has made a lot moves this offseason and their superstar player, Carmelo Anthony, is very pleased with them. According to the latest NBA rumors, Anthony praised the new Knicks roster and called it a “very special team on paper.”

In an interview with the media in Las Vegas during the preparation of Team USA, the 32-year-old scoring forward has some good words for the front office. He also lauded that new players the acquired this offseason.

“We have a very special team on paper. The front office stepped up. It was a collective effort. They did their job,” Anthony said, via FOX Sports.

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Some of the players acquired by the Knicks this season include Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, and Joakim Noah, who forms a formidable starting lineup with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. However, having Rose and Noah on their roster is very risky.

Both players are not known for their durability and they have missed a ton of games combined for the Chicago Bulls for the past several seasons. Rose has been bothered by both of his knees since 2012 while Noah only played 29 games last season due to a shoulder injury.

The Knicks have also signed players such as Brandon Jennings, Willy Hernangomez, Justin Holiday, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee. They have also retained Sasha Vujacic, Lance Thomas and Kyle O’Quinn from last year’s roster.

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According to Chris Priczak of the Daily Knicks, New York will end their three-year playoff drought next season. He pointed out that the changes in the mindset of the front office, the new coaching staff and the new roster has made the Knicks a better team.

Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr

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