Joakim Noah isn't afraid to mix it up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and Carmelo Anthony thinks that's exactly what the Knicks will need to compete with the NBA champions.

Coincidentally enough, the Knicks will open the regular season in Cleveland on Oct. 25 when the Cavs will be feted with their NBA championship rings.

"You ain't got to worry about that with Joakim, I mean he gonna bring it," Anthony said Wednesday after the first day of training camp at West Point, which was also Noah's first practice with the team after he became the father of a baby girl on Tuesday.