"He's very committed, Afflalo said of Anthony. "He seems very, very, very hungry to succeed. And we'll see. It'll be here shortly."
Afflalo, who played a year and half with Anthony in Denver, thinks the two will play even better a second time around in New York.
"He's a guy that draws so much attention and now that I feel like I'm more confident, more effective all over the court I just feel like it's going to be twice as good," Afflalo said. "I'm extremely excited to play with him. I know he's excited that I'm here and we're going to make it work."
[sny-editorial userid="keithbschlosser"]When Anthony and Afflalo played together with one another in Denver, they had pretty good chemistry on the court. The two are very good friends.
Since his time with Anthony on the Nuggets, Afflalo has continued to evolve into much more of a potent offensive player. He averaged a career-high 18.2 points (on 46 percent shooting from the field and 43 percent from deep) for the Magic as recently as the 2013-14 season.
Dating back to the start of last season, a secondary scoring threat behind Anthony is something that the Knicks have craved quite a bit --- first, as J.R. Smith struggled to find a rhythm for himself early on, and then again after he was traded to the Cavaliers.
Afflalo will provide that to a certain extent, seemingly taking some of the pressure off of his friend. The Knicks have had success reeling in players who have previously gelled and/or played with Anthony before, including the likes of Smith, Kenyon Martin and others.