Lin on Anthony: ‘He’s a lethal scorer’
(Carmelo) Anthony was in a suit, having missed his fifth straight game with a groin injury. And with Anthony doing some running Wednesday, he could return Friday night at home against the New Orleans Hornets. The nattering is so loud about what that will do to the Knicks’ chemistry and free-flowing, unselfish offense that it’s as though people are not only predicting doom, but rooting for it.
This is a reality of New York and of the NBA — drama, always drama — that (Jeremy) Lin will have to learn, and fast. For a Harvard-educated point guard who has transformed his team’s attitude and fortunes so effortlessly, this dynamic of the star potentially poisoning the brew must be a whole lot more difficult for him to read than the options on a pick-and-roll.
“He’s a lethal scorer,” Lin said. “He can come off pick-and-rolls, too, and that gives me a break. We’re probably going to be on opposite sides of the floor and so we can swing-swing and put the defense in different situations. And we can be more dangerous, too.”