Sep 30, 2013; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) jokes with small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Metta World Peace is challenging Carmelo Anthony

When Metta World Peace signed with the Knicks this summer, it bolstered the Knicks wing depth, and added a tough player who can play good defense. World Peace still has something left in the tank, and they are going to be using every ounce of it this season. Well, you can only imagine how much trouble World Peace is going to give Carmelo Anthony in practice, but the New York Post gives us a look inside:

Metta World Peace stripped the ball from [Carmelo Anthony] at midcourt during the Knicks’ intrasquad scrimmage Sunday at Columbia University, chased after the loose ball and finished with a fast-break slam dunk. The packed crowd at Levien Gymnasium howled. Anthony shook his head.

It wasn’t a good feeling, but Anthony will be better for it. Anthony is facing a defensive beast in practice every day of training camp. How can he not be better for it?

World Peace’s value will be seen on many levels this season and his goal is to make sure Anthony is the Knicks’ “leading guy.’’

World Peace has already praised Anthony, and he should make him better every practice. The Knicks could very well win over 50 games again, and World Peace could play a significant role.

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