“There’s no question that he wants to win, and his I.Q. for the game is actually very good,” George Karl told me in a conversation about Anthony during the 2013-14 season. He always wants to think like a coach, but he always doesn’t want to sign the contract with the coach.”
Asked what he meant by that, Karl, who coached Anthony in Denver, said: “I don’t think Melo understands that coming to work with the best attitude every single day is a precious commodity when you’re the best player. That’s not the same thing as playing hard. That’s bringing the total package, 100 percent focused on all the little things. Those are rare breeds.”
Here’s the entire article written by Harvey Araton of the New York Times.