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Anthony scored 30 points (11-19 FG, 2-6 3P, 6-6 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Wizards.

He seems to be adapting nicely to coach Derek Fisher's triangle offense. Look for Anthony to once again be among the NBA scoring leaders despite (or perhaps because of) the relative lack of talent around him on the Knicks' roster.

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Anthony scored 24 points (7-22 FG, 2-8 3P, 8-9 FT) with nine rebounds, six assists and two steals in 31 minutes during Monday's preseason loss to the Bucks.

For a guy who says he doesn't expect to win the scoring title this season, Anthony sure fired up a lot of shots. While his scoring may end up being down a tick, he could well see a spike in assists as the point forward in the Knicks' new triangle offense.

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Anthony, who won the scoring title in 2012-13, said he doesn't expect to win it again this season, ESPN New York's Ian Begley reports. "Especially in this system now, I don't think I'll be the scoring champ," Anthony said, in reference to the Knicks' new Triangle offense under coach Derek Fisher.

The Knicks could be running the worst offensive system in the world, and Anthony would still probably project to be a top-five scorer in the NBA. However, athletes typically set their sights pretty high, and if Anthony is already conceding the scoring title (which he finished second in last season with 27.4 points per game), it's probably fair to expect Anthony's points per game to take a slight dip this season.

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Anthony expects to primarily play small forward this season, ESPN New York reports.

Anthony has spent time at power forward the past two seasons, but as new coach Derek Fisher implements the triangle offense, his star player is expected to return to his natural small forward position. As arguably the league's most complete scorer, Anthony's position should have little impact on his production this season, as he's proven to be able to score from anywhere on the court. Additionally, the Knicks' new offense should keep him moving, which could highlight his vast offensive arsenal. As a result of Anthony being deemed New York's starting small forward, the chances of Amar'e Stoudemire occupying the Knicks' first-team power forward spot are dramatically improved.

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Carmelo Anthony said he wants to win and doesn't "care about the money."

"I believe Phil will do what he has to do to take care of that," Anthony said. "I don't think we're that far away." The Knicks haven't really improved much and you could argue they got worse with the loss of Tyson Chandler. Anthony led the NBA in shots per game last season and he'll likely have a chance to repeat in that department in 2014-15.

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Carmelo Anthony's contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, with an early termination option for the fifth year.

Melo accepted $5 million less than the max, and his deal is expected to start at $22.5 million with increases in each subsequent season. If he does ultimately opt out following the 2017-18 season, he'll be seeking a new deal as a 34-year-old free agent. The Knicks' roster doesn't look great for this season, but they'll have tons of cap space to rebuild the team next summer.

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Phil Jackson confirmed that Carmelo Anthony gave the Knicks a bit of a discount, which will allow them to have more cap space in 2015.

The deal is reportedly in the $122-$123 million range over five years, and it's believed that Melo didn't take the 7.5 percent raise in Year 2 of the deal, which will give the Knicks an additional $2 million in cap space in 2015. "He did exactly what we kind of asked him to do,'' Jackson said. "Give us a break in the early part of the contract when we have some wiggle room - hopefully big enough wiggle room - next year when we can exploit it.''

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Carmelo Anthony has officially decided to return with the Knicks on a five-year deal.

Following LeBron James' lead, Carmelo made his announcement with an open letter to the Knicks fan base: "At this pivotal juncture in my career, I owed it to myself and my family to explore all of the options available to me. Through it all, my heart never wavered. During this journey I met with some quality organizations who have amazing talent and leadership. I thank them for their consideration, belief in my talent, and opportunity to imagine the possibilities. I will always remember this chapter in my life. In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart. I am looking forward to continue my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans in the world."

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Carmelo Anthony will soon accept a five-year, $129 million contract from the Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frank Isola reported that Melo would stay in New York earlier in the week, and once Pau Gasol signed with Chicago it was a near certainty. Melo and the Knicks may struggle during the 2014-15 season but they're poised to be major players in free agency next summer. From a fantasy perspective, Anthony is in a perfect situation as the lead gunner on a team in need of reliable scoring, and he should benefit from the Knicks' acquisition of Jose Calderon for Raymond Felton.

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With the Bulls nearing a deal with Pau Gasol, free agent Carmelo Anthony will likely return to the Knicks according to multiple reporters.

It all makes sense and we'll update this as soon as all of the various shoes have dropped. Anthony is in some prime real estate to put up big numbers on a barren Knicks roster.