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Knicks rookie Kevin Knox: Carmelo Anthony would win MVP ever year if he played during season like he did in offseason workouts

<> at Pepsi Center on November 9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

<> at Pepsi Center on November 9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Matthew Stockman

Hoodie Melo became a phenomenon last summer, as flattering workout video after flattering workout video emerged of a hooded Carmelo Anthony. Those videos gave Anthony the new nickname/alter-ego and inspired faith he’d flourish with the Thunder.

That flopped.

But Anthony – as he makes his way to the Rockets via trade, waiver and signing – is again impressing in offseason workouts, according to Knicks rookie Kevin Knox.

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I believe Knox honestly meant that as a compliment. It wasn’t. But I believe Knox on his intent.

The problem was Knox failed to consider the follow-up question: Why doesn’t Anthony – who has never won MVP, finished top-five only once and top-10 only twice – play like that during the season? Most potential answers – e.g., that Anthony cares more about looking good on social media than contributing to winning – cast Anthony in a negative light.

I believe Anthony works hard. But until he takes a different approach, that training effort will go only so far in the NBA.