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Biggest Adjustments Carmelo Anthony Must Make to Elevate NY Knicks
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Carmelo Anthony had a career year for the New York Knicks last season, leading the franchise to its first Atlantic Division title since 1994.

All season long, Melo played dominant basketball, drawing double-teams as the centerpiece of an offense that ranked third in efficiency at season's end.

Eventually, Anthony was rewarded with his first scoring title, but when it came to the postseason, New York failed to live up to expectations, getting knocked out in the second round.

According to the New York Post, Melo has told the front office that he needs some extra offensive help moving forward, but the reality is that the team doesn't have the cap space to get him a true second option.

Players like Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland (assuming they're back) are going to have to step up next season, but at the same time Melo is going to need to make some adjustments as well.

After all, Melo is the face of the franchise, making it his job to elevate the team when the going is tough. 

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