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Carmelo Anthony speaks on his recovery, the offseason, and regrets from this year

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He actually said some pretty interesting stuff!

This is the best picture I found of Melo talking to the media, which is what he did today.
This is the best picture I found of Melo talking to the media, which is what he did today.
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Now that the dismal march of death we called "Knicks basketball, 2014-15" is officially over, everyone involved can set their sights on the draft and free agency. Carmelo Anthony (and, it seems, just Carmelo Anthony) spoke with reporters this morning about a bunch of different things. Here are a few highlights, along with my VERY IMPORTANT observations.

Melo on his injury:

That seems like good news! I think we all wish Melo had gotten the surgery earlier than he ultimately did, but as long as he's fully healthy by training camp, I won't complain.

Melo on Phil Jackson:

Melo on this shitty-ass team (shitty ass-team?):

Those all seem like measured quotes and I completely get where you're coming from, Melo. I'm glad you haven't said anything too outrageous.

Oh, never mind! You did say something kind of outrageous! Look, Melo, I don't blame you for feeling that way. The team sucked real bad; probably much worse than anyone expected. But, like, when you say stuff like this, you're begging certain writers (*cough* Isola *cough*) to write inflammatory articles.

We've talked at length here about how Melo is perceived by fans and the media. Personally, I think that perception is mostly unfair and crappy, but Melo certainly doesn't help when he's so weirdly honest. I guarantee pretty much everyone figured he had second-guessed the decision to re-sign at some point, but there's no need to fuel the fire by saying it. Anyway, moving on.

Melo on the draft:

Sadly, that doesn't necessarily sound like Karl-Anthony Towns. He did admit that few rookies have an immediate impact, though, which is definitely true. He also said he thinks rookie PGs have the toughest time adjusting, for what it's worth.

Yup. I would absolutely trade the pick if a team were to overwhelm the Knicks with an offer, but I doubt that will happen.

Melo on free agency:

Good players are overrated.

Well, that's good to hear. I can't wait to see the articles that say "Melo would only be a second option if an established STAR joins the team! He's selfish and ruins everything! He probably kills puppies!" (Note: I won't actually read those articles.)

So, that's pretty much the gist of it! Melo said some cool things, some things that mean nothing, and one pretty dumb thing. Such is life. Draft lottery's only about a month away. Get excited, buddies.