New Knick Anthony says he’s ready for expectations

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“He knows what it takes to win championships,” Anthony said. “He knows what it takes to win basketball games.”

The Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since 2004. They are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference in their first season since acquiring Stoudemire from Phoenix last summer.

Stoudemire has said the blockbuster deal could make them better equipped to face teams like Boston and Miami, which already have multiple All-Stars, in the postseason.

“I know we got to jell. We got to get our chemistry down,” Anthony said. “At the same time, we’ve got to roll. We got things to go out there and accomplish. We got goals to reach, and it starts now.”

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AP Sports Writer Rachel Cohen contributed to this report.

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