Carmelo: All Pressure on Me; Not Bargnani
When the Toronto Raptors drafted him with the top pick in 2006, Andrea Bargnani had a lot to live up to and he struggled, with injuries and expectations. But that shouldn’t be a problem in New York, according to Carmelo Anthony, who openly dished on the pecking order of who gets the blame when things go wrong for the Knicks. In short, Bargnani should feel at home in New York because only one man assumes the blame here. And that man, according to Anthony, is Carmelo Anthony, leaving Bargnani to play free and loose, something he didn’t always do in Toronto.
“Ain’t no pressure on him,” Anthony said at the end of practice on Tuesday, the Knicks’ first of training camp. “You come here and play ball. All the pressure is on me. It should be easy for him.”