[sny-editorial userid="keithbschlosser"]This time around, it appears as though an all-time high of Knicks teammates joined Anthony on the trip, including Kristaps Porzingis, Langston Galloway, Jerian Grant, Kevin Seraphin, Kyle O'Quinn, Cleanthony Early, Lance Thomas, and Lou Amundson. Knicks legend and current Assistant General Manager Allan Houston participated as well, as did other team staffers.
Given the fact that this season will feature a brand new group of guys -- and when you consider that Anthony was sidelined for much of last season -- it's really positive to see so many of them get together this early on. Such a trip could lead to great synergy and chemistry off the court. One would have to hope that this is soon reflected on the court as well, once training camp begins and games are being played.
Anthony has previously been criticized for not embracing much of a leadership role, but in this case, he's clearly taking the initiative to interact and get involved with his returning and/or new teammates.