Knicks star unsure how to correct the issue.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has conceded that the number of losses his team has suffered so far this season is beginning to take its toll.
The Knicks dropped their ninth straight game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, which also marked their seventh consecutive loss at home this season.
As a franchise, they haven’t suffered this many defeats in a row since 2006, and Melo is beginning to struggle to understand what it necessary for them to break out of their slump.
“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Anthony said, according to ESPN.
“When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense, you start playing on your heels.”
“We just can’t seem to get it together. We can’t seem to figure it out.”
To further compound the misery of losing at home to the Pelicans, the visitors were without their star player Anthony Davis for three quarters after he suffered a broken hand.
However, Mike Woodson’s men couldn’t take advantage of his absence and put in a bitterly disappointing fourth quarter performance which saw the game slip away from them.
While there has been no indication that Woodson’s job is currently under threat, it doesn’t cover up the disappointment of how the season has started for the Knicks considering their pre-season aspirations of winning a championship.
Anthony believes that the problem comes down to New York not knowing its identity this season, as they have struggled to develop their game following changes to the roster over the summer.