Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony expects his team to get to at least the Eastern Conference Finals. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has set his team goals high this season and says if the Knicks don't advance to at least the conference finals, then that is unacceptable.
The Knicks are 20-7 going into their Christmas Day matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks haven't advanced to the Eastern finals since the 1999-2000 season. Anthony is second in the league in scoring, averaging 28.3 points a game.
“Winning the division, getting out of the first round, getting to the Eastern Conference finals,” Anthony said on ESPN. “I don’t see anything less than that.”
He adds that anything less than a trip to the conference finals is unacceptable.
“I’ll sit here and tell you right now, it’s unacceptable. With the guys we have, with the team we have, with the roster that we have, it’s unacceptable,” he says.