With the Knicks set to begin training camp this week at West Point, Carmelo Anthony says he feels 100 percent following surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon after the All-Star break.
“I feel like I’m ready,’’ Anthony told reporters Sunday at Baruch College, according to the Post. “I feel
like I felt before I had the injury. Physically I feel great, mentally I feel great. I’ve been waiting for this since February.
“It was a long summer. My summer started in February. It’s been a long time coming. I’m glad I can be in the position I’m in now. I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time. I can’t wait to get it going.’’
The Knicks failed to land a big-name free agent to act as second fiddle to Melo, but he says he's pleased with the acquisitions made by Phil Jackson, who include draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant and free agent acquisitions Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Kyle O'Quinn and Derrick Williams.
“I was excited what we did this offseason," he said. "I like the moves we made. Was it any of the stars that we wanted to go out and get? No. The pieces we got, I’m really intrigued what we did. … I’m excited what’s going on and what’s going to happen.’’
The Knicks will hold media day on Monday, followed by training camp beginning Tuesday at West Point.
Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher said Friday that Anthony was fully cleared for all basketball activities.