Carmelo Anthony has dropped a considerable amount of weight in the off-season and debuted his slimmer build in an Instagram snap.

Carmelo Anthony Shows Off Weight-Loss

Anthony, 30, took to Instagram Monday to share a post-workout picture with his more than 2 million followers. He captioned the picture, “Gran sesion de entrenamiento de hoy #thisisme7o (Great training session today)."

Anthony’s frame looks noticeably smaller than it did in his last season with the New York Knicks. The standout forward’s softer physique was a point of criticism for him last year, when sports commentators felt that he could stand to lose a few pounds to help his defensive game and durability in the league as he gets older.

“Poor defensive footwork is often the case of being overweight, and ‘Melo looks downright lethargic at times when defending on the perimeter,” read a Bleacher Report article. “Listed at 6’8″, 230 pounds, Anthony should definitely consider losing some weight if he wants to help carry the Knicks to a championship."

Picture of Carmelo Anthony from January 2013.

Anthony will be expected to lead the Knicks again this year after signing a five-year, $124 million deal to stay at the New York NBA franchise.

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