Carmelo Anthony says 'don't overthink' cryptic Instagram post

CHICAGO — Carmelo Anthony asked — pleaded, really — to not read anything into an Instagram post where he cut and pasted lyrics from a new Jeezy song.

“It’s necessary to know that a lot of people want to complain. But they don’t want to do anything about there (sic) situation.”

Is that a commentary on one or more of his teammates? The coaching staff? The state of the team?

“Oh, please don’t overthink it,” Anthony said following the Knicks morning practice at United Center. “It’s too early for that. Just you know, I love the game. Please don’t dissect that and overthink that. Please don’t. It’s too early for that.”

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The Knicks are 1-3 and Carmelo Anthony is already concerned.

The Knicks are 1-3 and Carmelo Anthony is already concerned.

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But it’s never too early to be concerned over the state of the Knicks, who enter Friday’s game with a 1-3 record and players talking openly about issues on both ends of the court. Following Wednesday’s loss Houston, newcomer Courtney Lee questioned why the Knicks spend so much time practicing against the triangle when most teams run pick and roll offense. These are words that Anthony believes the Knicks should overthink.

“I don’t disagree with him saying that we need to practice more,” Anthony added. “I’m all for that and working on the things we need to work on. I’ve been in this league a long time. As the practices come shorter and shorter, those days get shorter and shorter as the season goes on, especially right now when the games are so compact so practice time is definitely short.

“At this time we have to use our expertise and our knowledge of the game and our experience more than anything right now, just figure out exactly what we want to do, how we want to play and just do it.”

Anthony, like most of his teammates, has struggled in the opening four games. The idea is not to panic this early in November but after missing the playoffs the last three years, Anthony admitted that he’s concerned with the poor start.

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“It could get discouraging because to me personally it’s like this is something that I’ve experienced before multiple times,” he said. ” I know what that feeling is like. I don’t want to experience that no more. So I think for me that’s where the frustration comes from more than anything.”

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