New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has cut carbs from his diet to get in shape for the team's new triangle offense, The New York Post's Marc Berman reports.
Anthony is reportedly trying to return to 230 pounds, his playing weight from his rookie season, after being listed last season at 240 pounds. Anthony expects to play less power forward this season than he did the past few seasons.
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Berman reports Anthony is shedding weight in an effort to be a playmaker in the new offense.
“He wants to be as athletic as he was when he was a rookie,’’ the confidant told The Post. “Plus he wants to be a facilitator in the triangle and speed will help that.’’
He posted a picture to Instagram this week showing his weight loss.
Anthony re-signed with the Knicks last month on a five-year, $124 million contract. He averaged 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds last season, but the Knicks missed the playoffs. New team president Phil Jackson hired Derek Fisher to replace Mike Woodson as head coach this offseason.
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