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Monday, August 18, 2014
Melo: Knicks will 'absolutely' make playoffs

By ESPNNewYork.com Staff

The New York Knicks won just 37 games last season. But Carmelo Anthony is confident they’ll make the playoffs this year.

“Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely,” Anthony said Monday when asked if the team will play in the postseason, according to the New York Post.

“I can’t wait to get started. No goals. Not setting any goals, but I just can’t wait to get it back on.”

Anthony missed the playoffs for the first time in his career last season when the Knicks stumbled to a ninth-place finish in the Eastern Conference. Anthony re-signed with New York over the summer, inking a five-year, $124 million contract.

On Monday, Anthony played a pickup game at the Jordan Gym Terminal 23 on W. 32nd Street, featuring fellow Knicks J.R. Smith and Cleanthony Early, according to the New York Post.

The Knicks added Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert and Shane Larkin in a trade with Dallas and signed Jason Smith in free agency.

Said Anthony, “I’m cool, I’m happy, but I don’t really want to get into details about that.”