For years now, the New York Knicks have almost exclusively relied upon their All-Star forward, Carmelo Anthony.
Following their 111-104 win over perennial Western Conference playoff team, the Memphis Grizzlies, on Saturday night, it appears those days might be behind them.
There is no question the 32-year-old Melo is still a major player in the Big Apple, but no longer does he have to carry the entire weight of the team.
"We were a completely different team tonight," Carmelo Anthony said following the win.
And he was right. After the humbling courtesy of LeBron James and co. on opening night, the Knicks fired back and Joakim Noah weighed in with seven assists and 10 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis led all scorers with 21 points.
"Tonight, the focus was on other guys. Derrick had it going, Kristaps had it going. And when it came to me, it came to me," he said.
But Anthony wants to stress that he has no problem with the new regime, and, in fact, is happy about it.
"You don't see me complaining about it. You didn't see me out there making a face," Anthony said. "[It's] something that I embrace. I look forward to just being out there with guys who can control the game and make plays, and when it's my time, it's my time."
He added: "We know that the ball doesn't have to be in my hand every single time down the court for us to make things happen. There will come a time where that has to happen, but right now, we're just trying to get comfortable with one another and play off of each other and guys do what they do best."
The Knicks have the best roster they have had in years and utilising their full arsenal is vital to reaching their potential.