While in London competing at the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler took the time to discuss their new Argentinian teammate, Pablo Prigioni:
Tell me something about Pablo Prigioni:
Carmelo Anthony: I can’t wait to get him in my training camp in October. After the game the other day, I congratulated him, I told him good luck and welcome to the New York Knicks, and let’s get ready for this run.
What can [Prigioni] give to the Knicks?
Carmelo Anthony: Just his experience, what he brings to the game. He’s a great PG, a guy who controls the game, a guy that gets everybody going. I’m looking forward to being on the wing while he has the ball.
I have to ask you about Pablo Prigioni:
Tyson Chandler: I’m very excited to have him. I think he’s gonna be a great addition to our team, a pass first point guard, and a true floor general.
Tyson Chandler: Yes, the other day was the first time I had the opportunity, that I remember, playing against him. But I paid a little bit more attention since I knew he was gonna by teammate.
What do you think [Prigioni's] job can be with the Knicks?
Tyson Chandler: Just being a floor general, helping us getting into the offense. He seems like a very high character guy, we need more of that in the locker room.
Do you think the 3 PG’s will share all of the minutes?
Tyson Chandler: Yeah, because we have Jason kid and he’s a veteran so we don’t want to put a lot of minutes on him, and Raymond Felton is obviously still a young guy, so there’s definitely going to minutes for him.
But you think Jason [Kidd] will be the starting point guard?
Tyson Chandler: I don’t know that part yet [laughs]. We’ll see when we get in training camp who’s the best fit.
What are your expectations this year with the Knicks?
Tyson Chandler: I expect us obviously to do a lot better than last year. I feel like we should be a top 3 team in the Eastern Conference and our main goal should be winning our division.
Is it your dream to play in the Conference Finals?
Tyson Chandler: Yes, absolutely, it’s not just to get to the conference final. The ultimate dream is to win a Championship but you can’t get there until you get to the Conference Final, and that will be the first step. But the first step obviously, like I said, is winning our division.