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Knicks rumors: Carmelo Anthony guarantees 2015 NBA Playoffs for New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony is saying his Knicks will make it back to the postseason.
Carmelo Anthony is saying his Knicks will make it back to the postseason.
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Knicks rumors have taken an interesting turn, as Carmelo Anthony has guaranteed fans a spot in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The New York Knicks failed to make the postseason last year, but that hasn't dissuaded Anthony from making setting some lofty goals for the 2014-15 NBA season. According to a report from CBS Sports on Tuesday (Aug. 19), Anthony gave his succinct quotes to the New York Post recently. He is exuding a lot of confidence, maybe because Phil Jackson is now in charge.

In his interview, Anthony was quoted as stating, "I can't wait to get started. No goals. Not setting any goals, but I just can't wait to get it back on.” When pressed about whether the team would make the postseason, he stated, "Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely." He went on to talk about how he is excited to play for newly hired coach Derek Fisher. This all took place following one of the many workouts that he has participated in this summer to slim down.

It's not much of a secret that last season the team had a lot of struggles. They finished the regular season with a 37-45 overall record that finished ninth place in the Eastern Conference. As fans know already, the team was still just barely outside of taking that eighth playoff spot as the season came to a close. It wasn't good enough, though, and the front office made a lot of changes when it comes to the leaders and personnel that will be on the court next season.

There have been many New York Knicks rumors this offseason, ranging from trade actions to getting Carmelo Anthony signed to a new contract. Along the way they have traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, while adding a slew of new players as well. New to the roster are center Samuel Dalembert and point guard Jose Calderon. Both players will immediately be starters and it will be interesting to see how they mesh with the young players like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert.