Carmelo Anthony: With Me, Amar’e And Chauncey, Target On Knicks

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Carmelo Anthony thinks there’s something brewing in Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks’ big fish acquisition is eager to get a full season with Amar’e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups under his belt.

“There’s a bull’s-eye on us and it’s getting bigger,” Anthony told the New York Post. “When you have a team with me, Amar’e and Chauncey Billups, that’s already a bull’s-eye, but now we’re going to have a year under us.”

Despite whisperings of Carmelo-Amar’e being a chemistry experiment gone bad, the superstar forward still loves playing in the Big Apple.

“This is where you want to succeed. It’s why Amar’e came here,” he said. “The bull’s-eye is going to be bigger next season and we’ll be ready for it.”

But there’s still a long way to go. The Knicks were 42-40 in 2010 and still haven’t won a playoff game since 2001.

“A lot of people thought, ‘They got Melo, they’re to win it,’ ” said Carmelo. “It doesn’t work that way. … We’re all committed to putting in the work to bring a title to New York.”

What’s your prediction for Carmelo and the Knicks in 2011-12? Let us know in the comments below…

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  • Carlos Gonzalez

    There are two missing pieces for NY in order to get to the promise land and they are: Phil Jackson and Dwight Howard…

  • thafamous11

    “The Knicks are a good team.”

  • James Ashby

    bring chris ,paul here he wants to play in ny then i bet howard would come then who could beat us then even with just paul comming get chandler back we have the best 3 on the floor. then work on defence thats all we need so lets do it

  • mike

    Make a big three shirt for the Knicks. Go New York Knicks.


    when off season start ny knicks need pick dwight howard before LA LAKERS SIGN HIM

  • steve

    There will be no championships until isiah thomas is president, gm and head coach. Thats the only thing we need. Isiah will lead us all the way. Long live coach ZEKE!!!

  • chris

    The knicks will be a 50 game winner next year mark it down. Like the last comment i’m worried about the commitment to defense from antoni and thats not a typo no D for him yet till he proves otherwise.

  • johnnylamjones

    A Commitment to defense first and foremost.
    A Center, and a point guard. These are just a few of the things to Knicks need to do to at least win a Playoff round. Also if they could get Wilson Chandler back who will be a UFA come July 1

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