Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Melo rips tanking: 'Bad mentality'

    ESPN New York "Some New York Knicks fans want to see the team tank the season to land a top pick in the NBA draft. But to star forward Carmelo Anthony, that is a "bad mentality to have." "I don't know how to have that mindset," Anthony said Wednesday night after the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-91..." January 22

  • Why refreshed Carmelo is resisting ‘the easiest thing to do’

    New York Post "Prince Harry would have been proud. Anthony said his knee and body felt very good after his two-week break and said he wants to be there for the young guys experiencing this catastrophic Knicks season. Anthony scored 25 points in 27 minutes, had three steals and two assists but eight..." January 16

  • Melo: Surgery 'only option' at some point

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony acknowledged on Monday that he will likely need surgery to repair his injured left knee. "I'm pretty sure at some point that's going to be my only option," Anthony said after the team's afternoon practice. "But until that time I can't sit out. ... I feel..." January 13

  • Melo: 'Not shutting it down for season yet'

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony says he doesn't yet have any plans to shut down his season due to pain in his knee. In a video on Bleacher Report, Anthony addressed speculation that he might eventually sit out the season with the sputtering New York Knicks (5-32) having little to play for. "I'm all right,"..." January 07

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Carmelo Anthony has been resisting idea of resting that sore knee, but Knicks have been encouraging him to sit, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Could Melo Sit The Rest Of The Season?

    ESPN New York "With the Knicks in the midst of a throwaway season, coach Derek Fisher has acknowledged the possibility that Carmelo Anthony might eventually sit out the remainder of the campaign due to a knee injury. Anthony has been playing with soreness in his left knee since the second game of the..." January 03

  • Carmelo pulled with aching knee in Knicks’ 8th straight loss

    New York Post "The Knicks are well on pace to finish with the worst record in franchise history, and it’s looking more and more as if Carmelo Anthony won’t make it to the finish line. Anthony did not finish Sunday’s 101-79 blowout loss to the Trail Blazers, pulled at halftime by coach Derek Fisher after..." December 29

  • Carmelo Anthony turning down the Bulls was a blessing in disguise for Chicago

    Pro Basketball Talk "The first game at the United Center between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks should have been a spectacle. After the Bulls’ much-publicized pursuit of Carmelo Anthony this summer, here was an opportunity for the Chicago’s fans to make their feelings known. But then, nothing happened...." December 19

  • Carmelo won’t allow himself to think ‘what if’ on Bulls

    New York Post "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” A wise poet once proclaimed those words, but undoubtedly the layman believes the saddest phrase for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony these days sounds like, “I coulda been a Bull! What have I done?” The story has been..." December 18

  • Ex-Knick Chandler pities Melo

    ESPN New York "Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler feels sorry for former New York Knicks teammate Carmelo Anthony, the face of a team that fell to 5-22 with Tuesday's 107-87 loss to the Mavs. "I do because he's a competitor," said Chandler, who received a warm ovation from the crowd in his return to..." December 17

  • Carmelo would consider waiving no-trade clause

    New York Post "This is how bad it has gotten for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks: Five months after swearing his allegiance to New York and signing a five-year, $124 million contract, sources told The Post the All-Star forward would be open to dropping his no-trade clause if team president Phil Jackson strikes a..." December 13

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Fisher will start Melo and indicates keep him in for shorter stretches.

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony says he won't play tonight due to soreness in his knee. #Knicks

  • Carmelo Anthony could be facing surgery to fix ailing left knee ... but when?

    New York Daily News "It may take a small miracle for Carmelo Anthony to end up in the playoffs this season and similarly it may take a minor miracle for the Knicks franchise player not to land on an operating table at some point. According to a source, Anthony has been playing with left knee soreness for much of..." December 10

  • Ailing Carmelo threatens to shut it down as Knicks hit rock bottom

    New York Post "Let the tanking begin. It’s now nine straight losses, a 4-19 record that ties the Knicks for most defeats in the NBA, and Carmelo Anthony threatening to shut it down to rest his sore left knee. It may have hit rock bottom in the Big Easy. With Anthony having a quiet night — possibly..." December 10

  • Melo: Bulls were 'perfect fit' in free agency

    ESPN New York "At one point over the summer, Carmelo Anthony says he decided to sign with the Chicago Bulls. "It was one part of time where I was just like, 'Yo, I'm going,'" Anthony said in a documentary detailing his free agency that aired Tuesday night on MSG Network. Anthony ultimately decided to..." December 04

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony: Sometimes 'it's like we don't want to be out there' "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in the preseason that didn't want another season like last year. The team went 37-45, missed the playoffs and completely failed to live up to expectations. Now, the Knicks are 4-14, not much different than the 3-12 record they held on Dec. 1, 2013. Big..." December 01

  • Behind-the-scenes look at Carmelo’s would-be plot to join Bulls

    New York Post "A new documentary detailing his two-week free-agent odyssey in July depicts how close Carmelo Anthony was to requesting a sign-and-trade to join Chicago, saying, “There was one point in time I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going.’’’ The behind-the-scenes, day-by-day look at Anthony’s free-agency tour will..." November 29

  • Knicks worry with Carmelo expected to miss rest of trip

    New York Post "J.R. Smith decided it best not to speak with Carmelo Anthony late Monday night in the visitor’s locker room in Houston about his own preseason experience with back spasms. Anthony didn’t look coherent enough to talk. In fact, Anthony was barely able to speak. “To be able to fight through..." November 28

  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful vs. OKC "The New York Knicks will likely be short-handed for Friday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team has listed forward Carmelo Anthony as doubtful for Friday's game due to back spasms. Anthony said on Wednesday that he remained "stiff" and "sore" due to the spasms, which surfaced..." November 27

  • Amar’e offers a frightful possibility for Carmelo’s back

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire had back spasms during the 2011 playoffs that turned out to be related to a bulging disk. He was shut down late the following season, in March, because of the disk issue. Since that lockout year, Stoudemire’s disk has healed and his back spasms are a thing of the past...." November 27

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Fisher says J.R. Smith will start in place of Carmelo Anthony tonight. #Knicks

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    INJURY UPDATE: Carmelo Anthony did not practice today in Dallas with the team and is listed as doubtful for tomorrow with back spasms.

  • Carmelo: Dwight ‘tried extremely hard’ in Rockets recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Knicks say Carmelo Anthony has back spasms. He is questionable to return.

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    ClutchFans @clutchfans

    Carmelo Anthony hurt, heading to the locker room.

  • Melo: I want a 'bulletproof legacy'

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony doesn't want his legacy to be defined solely by wins and losses -- he wants to be known as more than a basketball player when his career ends. "What I really want is a bulletproof legacy," Anthony told ESPN The Magazine. "How can I be known for being a..." November 21

  • Carmelo Anthony: My left knee has been hurting since Game 2

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony was flat on his back on the trainer’s table after the 117-113 loss to the Bucks Tuesday — his left knee being rubbed with ice by assistant trainer Anthony Goenaga. There was nothing to hide anymore. Anthony came clean. He revealed he has been battling knee pain since the..." November 19

  • Melo says Knicks were plagued by ‘bad energy’ last season

    SNY TV "Carmelo Anthony isn’t naming names, but he believes the Knicks were plagued by “bad energy” last season when they missed the playoffs one year after winning 54 games. “I think just overall, not pointing anything out, but just overall from day one last year the energy was just not right,”..." November 04

  • Carmelo Anthony nets 20,000th career point

    ESPN New York "Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony joined the NBA’s 20,000-point club on Sunday night. Anthony knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing with 7:41 to go in the first quarter to reach the 20,000-point threshold. Anthony is the 40th player in NBA history to reach the milestone and the eighth..." November 03

  • Melo: Would love to play with Kobe

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony heard "MVP" chants from the Madison Square Garden crowd as the New York Knicks held an open practice Sunday afternoon. So yes, it's good to be back in New York after a summer of free agent visits to Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Houston. Anthony ultimately chose to remain in..." October 27

  • Can Carmelo Anthony fit into Knicks' triangle offense?

    USA Today "The criticism and derision of the triangle offense rankles Phil Jackson. It bothers him when he hears critics say it requires a Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant to win with it. So by installing his preferred offense with the New York Knicks, who will be taught by first-year coach Derek Fisher,..." October 22

  • Triangle May Actually Boost Anthony’s Scoring

    The Wall Street Journal "Carmelo Anthony has declared several times during this preseason that he will fully embrace the Knicks’ new triangle offense, even if it means shooting and scoring less than he has in the past. “I don’t think I’ll be the scoring champ, especially in this system with the way we’re playing and..." October 20

  • Boeheim defends putting Carmelo’s ‘solid’ grades in book

    New York Post "Jim Boeheim said he spoke with Carmelo Anthony on the phone late last week to clear the air regarding his references to Anthony in his new book “Bleeding Orange’’ and said “everything’s fine.’’ The Syracuse coach revealed Anthony’s first-semester freshman grades: four Cs and a D for a 1.8 grade..." October 14

  • Carmelo will clear air with Boeheim over reveal of Syracuse grades

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he doesn’t yet know whether to be offended by his former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s revelation of his freshman-year grades. Anthony said he first would like to talk with Boeheim and wants to read the passages on his grades before forming an opinion. He said he’s only..." October 11

  • Carmelo Anthony Struggled in First Semester at Syracuse

    The Wall Street Journal "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, in his soon-to-be-released book, notes Carmelo Anthony’s academic struggles during his first semester of college, saying that the star forward’s marks made him ineligible for the Wooden Award during the team’s national championship season in 2003. In “Bleeding..." October 10

  • Carmelo Anthony ‘never thought about’ two-year deal with Knicks to cash in on NBA TV contract

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony says he “never thought about” accepting a two-year contract like LeBron James did this summer, even if it meant missing out on the windfall from the landmark $24 billion TV deal the NBA has agreed to with ESPN and TNT. Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million deal — $5 million..." October 07

  • Melo: I'm the most underrated star

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA. "I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there (laughs) but that doesn't matter to me," Anthony told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Anthony was responding to a question about the..." October 03

  • Carmelo Anthony: It would have been tough to leave after I “forced my way here”

    Sports-Kings "The New York Knicks held media day on Monday, and as usual, the center of attention was forward Carmelo Anthony, who re-signed with the Knicks this offseason to the tune of five years, $124 million. There are several factors that went into ‘Melo deciding to stay in New York, money obviously..." September 29

  • Phil Jackson on Carmelo Anthony: 'The ball can't stop' "Any Phil Jackson interview is typically a goldmine for quotes, and the New York Post interview with the New York Knicks GM is no exception. After talking about how Kobe Bryant had a better training regimen and discipline than Michael Jordan, Jackson was asked about how Carmelo Anthony would be..." September 24

  • Carmelo Anthony says business a big reason he stayed with Knicks

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony said Thursday there were business reasons in addition to basketball ones that led him to re-sign with the Knicks this offseason. "I just couldn't leave from that perspective," he said at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in Manhattan. "There were so many opportunities that I..." September 05

  • How will Melo fit in triangle?

    ESPN New York "With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: How will Carmelo Anthony fit into the triangle offense? Last week, we posed the question above to a longtime scout for an Atlantic Division team. His first..." August 26

  • Carmelo looks skinny, feels confident: ‘Can’t wait to get started’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony already has claimed Knicks fans should not expect a championship this season. But the playoffs are another matter. In fact, Anthony on Monday asserted his belief the Knicks “absolutely” will be back in the playoffs after missing out last season. “Yeah, I think so for sure...." August 19

  • Trainer: Melo sheds pounds, adds years

    ESPN New York "There were several reasons behind Carmelo Anthony's decision to drop a few pounds this summer. One of them? To make sure he’s healthy enough to play at a high level through the life of his new five-year Knicks deal. “In anything, you get older, and getting leaner and lighter helps with the..." August 18

  • ‘Melo getting into triangle shape

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony took a $5 million pay cut on his new contract, but it appears he took a bigger cut in weight. According to an Anthony confidant, Anthony has done so in order to resemble his physique as a rookie with the Nuggets and to be more viable in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. A photo..." August 14

  • Did Carmelo Anthony get skinny like LeBron James?

    Newark Star-Ledger "NBA Trend Alert: Superstars are shedding pounds to help with the rigors of a long season. LeBron James, of course, was the trend-setter. He appeared more svelte recently after signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks like he's done the same -- on Monday,..." August 12

  • Carmelo Anthony: I want to win

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in Phil Jackson and his belief that the Knicks "aren't that far away from contending for an NBA title" why he opted to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls. "I want to win. I don't care about the..." July 26

  • Knicks' Anthony starts up venture capital firm

    ESPN New York "Signed to the New York Knicks for another five seasons, Carmelo Anthony is already looking to life after basketball. On Monday, Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose only partners are Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the..." July 21

  • Carmelo’s 5-year, $124M deal has a no-trade clause

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol. With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA..." July 16

  • Carmelo’s $6M discount can help Knicks mightily next offseason

    New York Post "Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony took less than the maximum $129 million contract, and the Zen Master declared he needs his star player to maximize his teammates to win a championship. Anthony officially announced he was coming back on his website early Sunday afternoon, writing an essay with..." July 14