NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks are just 7-10 since Carmelo Anthony arrived in town Feb. 22.
Publicly, Anthony has remained relatively calm during New York's nose dive. But can Anthony truly feel cool and composed as the fan base's impatience grows with each loss?
Yes, he can, according to his wife, La La Vazquez.
"I'm not losing faith or confidence and neither is he," Vasquez said shortly after the Knicks lost to the Magic on Wednesday, falling a game below .500 for the first time since Nov. 27.
New York has lost four straight and seven of its last eight. It is two games behind Philadelphia for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Anthony had 22 points and nine assists against Orlando, a sign that he's growing accustomed to the ball movement associated with Mike D'Antoni's offense. Anthony has averaged 24.3 points per game with the Knicks on 44.5 percent shooting.
"I think we have to allow them this time to jell and get it together," Vasquez said. "And then we'll see what happens."
Vasquez added that Anthony has been upbeat throughout the Knicks' struggles.
"It's like anything else: It takes a moment to get into your groove and get it going," she said. "But he's remained positive and that's a good thing."