Carmelo is saying the right things, but you just don’t change who you are after playing a certain way since you were in elementary school.
But, here is what Melo had to say to ESPN.
“I’m willing to do whatever,” Anthony said after Knicks practice on Monday. “As long as it’s gonna put me in a position to win, I’m willing to do whatever. I’m not sold or stuck on my play.”
“What I’ve been able to do these past 10-11 years has gotten me at where I am right now,” Anthony continued.”
“And I haven’t won anything,” Anthony continued. “So he’s won a lot. I can learn a lot from him and his system, things that he wants to incorporate here. I’m hoping and praying this all works.”
Maybe there is room for subtle improvements in Melo’s game, but you aren’t going to reinvent the wheel with him. It won’t matter what changes Melo makes until he gets better and more committed teammates.
Also, there is no guarantee Melo even stays, so let’s cross that bridge about him changing his game if he re-signs with Knicks.