Carmelo Anthony has lost 12 pounds since the Knicks lost to the Heat in the first round of the playoffs.
"Me and coach Woodson talk, and me and the training staff talk, and
there are some things that they would like to see coming back into this
season," said Anthony, who visited with Mike Woodson in Los Angeles last
week. "Right now, I exceeded their expectations, and when they saw me
the other day, they were kind of shocked to see me down in weight. They
came to my workout, they saw it. They're actually excited about how much
hard work that I'm putting in and the things I'm doing right now."
Anthony found motivation in watching LeBron James lead the Heat to the title.
"The motivation is fun at this point in time just to see those guys and
see how excited they were to win that championship and see LeBron
overcome everything that he's been going through and that's been said
about him," said Anthony, who talked to James and Dwyane Wade right
after Game 5. "And for him to finally get it, I couldn't be more excited
for him to get that. But for me, it's motivation and it's exciting."