Mike Woodson is liking the chemistry in playing Andrea Bargnani with Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony played a lot of minutes last season at power forward for the New York Knicks, but he could slide to small forward with Bargnani.
"It’s looking good," Woodson said on Sunday. "I don’t know who’s going to start yet. But I like the makeup of Andrea and Melo on the floor at the same time with Tyson [Chandler]. In the scrimmage we worked that combination. It wasn’t bad."
Anthony and Bargnani have had seven practices together.
"Me and 'B' had a great week, just playing together, spacing it out on the court, me trying to learn from him, him trying to learn from me, trying to see what spots he likes out there on the basketball court," Anthony said. "For the most part, he's actually a smart player; he can play off people."
While offense shouldn't be an issue with Anthony and Bargnani, whether they are able to defend together at a sustainable rate is yet to be seen.
Anthony believes the debate of whether he plays power forward or small forward is overblown.
"Just put me out there, put us out there on the basketball court, whoever's in the lineup we'll adjust to each other, we'll try to make it work and we'll go from there," he said.