Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reportedly wants the team to add another scorer. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony thinks there is one missing piece that will get the team to their championship dreams and he wants the team to add another scorer in the offseason, reports the New York Post.
Anthony is currently rehabbing a small tear in his left shoulder that had been bothering him during the late part of the season.
Anthony, who led the NBA in scoring this season, has an opt-out clause in his contract after next season. The Knicks and Anthony can agree to an extension in mid-February under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement,
The Knicks scoring options besides Anthony were NBA Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith, who is a free agent and shot 33 percent in the playoffs, and Raymond Felton, who averaged 14 points a game during the postseason.
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Anthony originally lobbied to come to the Knicks in 2010-11 to play alongside All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, but injuries have haunted Stoudemire’s New York stint. Knicks officials said they believe Stoudemire may be put on a minutes restriction next season, too, limiting his impact.
General manager Glen Grunwald said last week the team will try to be “creative’’ and “aggressive’’ with the roster but said the major core would return.