Put this in the “Gotta Share With Knick Fans” pile. Brett Koremenos from NBAPlaybook breaks down Carmelo Anthony’s work in the pick & roll, and it’s all positive.
However, by putting Carmelo in pick and roll situations early in the shot clock, D’Antoni may have triggered Anthony’s inner playmaker and pushed the Knicks closer to being serious championship contenders. In the Boston game, Anthony’s decision-making out of the pick and roll was exemplary. He made ruthlessly efficient pass-shoot decisions and showed why nuanced ballscreen play from a 6’8” ballhandler can be a nightmare for opposing defense schemes.