NEW YORK -- When Carmelo Anthony thinks about the Knicks' record compared to last year at this point, New York's franchise player can’t help but be dissatisfied.
“I am a little disappointed just from as far as where we stand at in the standings, where we are as a team,” Anthony said Monday at the 15th Annual Knicks Bowl at Chelsea Piers, where teammates and celebrities helped raise money for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. “Our record, that is the most important thing.”
Anthony knows it's vital for the Knicks to win Wednesday’s home game against the Sacramento Kings.
The Knicks have lost three of their past four and sit at 20-31. Last year around this time, they were 32-17.
Of their remaining 31 games, 19 are on the road.
Anthony says his team has to turn it up a notch.
“I am always going to be in an extra gear, having new gears," Anthony said. "I got to get that same mindset to my teammates and make sure that they know how important closing the season is.”