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Earlier this week, Carmelo Anthony posted a photo on Ingram showing off his slim new physique. Now he's explaining why.

Anthony told the New York Post that he got into better shape to fit Phil Jackson's Triangle offense.

“He wants to be as athletic as he was when he was a rookie,’’ a source told the newspaper. “Plus he wants to be a facilitator in the triangle and speed will help that.’’

Weight has never been an issue for 'Melo, though he also has never had a LeBron-esque type of frame. Being in tip-top shape should allow him to better run the court and improve his stamina when it comes to his defensive intensity.

Anthony played at 240 pounds, according to the Knicks media guide for 2013-14, but played approximately at five to 10 pounds heavier during the season.

He looks much lighter than 240 now, to say the least. That's a product of a three-workout-per-week routine, which included basketball and agility drills, in addition to weight training and yoga.

Tags: Knicks , Sam Spiegelman
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