Carmelo Anthony admitted on Friday that the New York Knicks need veteran players such as Jason Kidd, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace from the 50-win team of last season.

"I think now we do miss J-Kidd, Kurt and Rasheed," Anthony said.

The Knicks opted to go in another direction with the end of their bench depth, signing Cole Aldrich and Chris Smith.

Kidd and Wallace since retired and moved into coaching roles while Thomas suffered an injury late last season.