Carmelo Anthony has been told he needs to play more like LeBron James this season, and with the Heat set to utilise their MVP as a power forward this season, the Knicks will be using their leading scorer in a similar fashion in the absence of Amar’e Stoudemire. Anthony started at power forward last night in the Knicks preseason loss to Philadelphia, and head coach Mike Woodson says starting Melo at the four will cause nightmare match-ups.
“It’s kind of a nightmare for a lot of (power forwards) in this league because he’s capable of doing so much offensively,” Mike Woodson said. “He can come off screens, can run pick-and-rolls, isolation and post. There’s a variety of things he can do (against) bigger fours that have to guard him.”