Carmelo Anthony Lost Weight To Adjust To Offensive Scheme

The reason Carmelo Anthony has lost so much weight is because he thinks it’ll help him in the triangle offense. And, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, because Knicks president Phil Jackson sees him as a small forward, rather than a power forward.

According to a confidant, he wants to resemble his physique as a rookie with the Nuggets and to adjust to Jackson’s triangle offense.

“He wants to be as athletic as he was when he was a rookie,” the confidant told the Post. “Plus he wants to be a facilitator in the triangle and speed will help that.”

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris, a Long Island product, worked out three times with Anthony in June at the Terminal 23 gym Anthony owns in midtown. Harris noticed a major difference in his appearance. “He looked real good,” Harris told the Post recently.

According to a source, the Harris camp was told Anthony was working out three times a day, doing basketball drills, agility drills, weights and yoga.

He has cut carbs out of his diet as well to help in the process.