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Why Anthony thrives on Team USA

8/8/2012 - NBA New York Knicks
Carmelo Anthony has appeared to have found his comfort zone in Olympic competition. Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Judging from his outstanding play in the Olympic tournament, Carmelo Anthony's game appears to be tailor-made for FIBA-style hoops. Well, that's because it is. Add in the fact that coach Mike Krzyzewski has carved him out a very specific scoring role in which he's surrounded by players who complement his game, and the result has been the best international play of his career.