For the first time in a few years, there is an air of expectation surrounding the New York Knicks thanks to their offseason activity.
Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah headline a new batch of stars to make their way to Madison Square Garden and finally, Carmelo Anthony has the backup his talent deserves.
The Knicks are looking to bring playoff basketball to the Big Apple for the first time in four years next term and the onus are on the new roster to gel quickly so they can make an early assault on the Eastern Conference.
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Melo, after winning his third Olympic gold medal, has been in Puerto Rico recently doing more good work in the homeland of his father.
His wife, La La, posted a video on Instagram of the basketball court the Knicks forward built in the Puerto Rican projects.
However, it hasn't been all work for the 32-year-old. Anthony has taken the opportunity to spend time with some of his new teammates.
Anthony was joined on the Caribbean island for some team-building activities by Rose, Courtney Lee, Sasha Vujacic, Lance Thomas, Justin Holiday, Marshall Plumlee, and Kyle O'Quinn.
It would appear as though the nine-time NBA All-Star is taking his leadership responsibilities in New York very seriously and is fully committed to kicking things off on the right foot.