Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • ‘Hell no!’ Melo balks at notion of requesting trade

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony is the last Knick standing after five years of turnover and turmoil, a stretch that includes four team presidents and three head coaches. Wielding a no-trade clause and the highest salary in the organization besides James Dolan, Anthony assured Monday that he isn’t going anywhere..." October 06

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony says "hell no" when asked if he thinks he'd get to a point where he'd ask for a trade this year. "I already came this far."

  • Carmelo Anthony says Knicks will compete for championship

    ESPN "Don't tell Carmelo Anthony the New York Knicks aren't competing for a title this season. "S---, we're competing. People might not believe that, but we're definitely competing for that," Anthony said after training camp practice on Wednesday. "That's always going to be the goal. Whether we get..." September 30

  • Carmelo: I’m here to shelter Porzingis from harsh NBA

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t think Kristaps Porzingis knows what he’s in for, in terms of the scrutiny and pressure he will face in his debut season with the Knicks. To ease the 7-foot-3 Latvian rookie’s transition, Anthony declared he wants to be his “big brother’’ because he “feels bad for him.’’..." September 29

  • Carmelo Anthony bullish on Kristaps Porzingis' attitude, game

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony said he didn't know anything about Kristaps Porzingis when the Knicks drafted him and immediately had to YouTube some highlights of him. But Anthony has gotten to know Porizngis over the last few weeks and has been impressed with the 20-year-old Latvian big man's..." September 29

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony says he's tested running, jumping, cutting and taking contact and says he's not limited at all coming into the season.

  • Melo thinks his 'window is open,' ready to play more PF

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony it set to enter his 13th NBA season back at full health and without some of the usual weight of championship expectations on his shoulders. The New York Knicks will aim for a return to the playoffs in 2015-16, but president Phil Jackson admitted there could be early struggles..." September 28

  • Carmelo Anthony says he's excited by Knicks offseason moves

    New York Daily News "What Carmelo Anthony termed a “long summer” will come to an end Monday when the Knicks start training camp. The star forward, who underwent season-ending knee surgery in February, can’t wait to be back on the court. “It’s been a long time coming,” Anthony said Sunday afternoon at his youth camp..." September 28

  • Carmelo Anthony says 'I feel like myself again'

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says his surgically repaired left knee is fully healthy heading into training camp. "I'm back. I'm there, I'm back. I feel like myself again," Anthony said on Sunday at his youth basketball camp at Baruch College in Manhattan. "Mentally, physically I feel..." September 27

  • Carmelo Anthony 'full go' for Knicks training camp after knee surgery

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony has been working out and scrimmaging with his Knicks teammates and is expected to open training camp next week with no limitations after undergoing season-ending surgery in February. "Medically speaking, I think he is a full go," coach Derek Fisher said Friday. "I had a..." September 26

  • Carmelo Anthony can’t resist bait from Instagram trolls

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is more of a high-volume scorer, but when he takes his occasional shots at salty social media trolls, he doesn’t miss. After Anthony missed more than half of last season to injury and backslid in every meaningful statistical category for a sorry Knicks team that finished near..." September 16

  • Brandon Armstrong impersonates Carmelo Anthony

    CBS Sports "As acclaimed NBA impersonator continues his quest to produce a video for every NBA player in existence, he's set his latest sights on Carmelo Anthony. Jab-step! Would have been better if on the layup attempt he instead dribbled back out and took the fadeaway. Also needs more of him going..." September 14

  • Report: Knicks 'getting closer' to engaging in Melo trade talks

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks signed Carmelo Anthony to a five-year contract in the 2014 offseason, and the All-Star forward is now in a strange place. The Knicks won 17 games last season, selected project big man Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick and then used the offseason to sign non-stars..." September 10

  • Porn Star Jazmine Cashmere Claims Melo Refused to Pay Her After Sex

    Black Sports Online "Porn star Jazmine Cashmere went on a Twitter rant earlier today and threatened to expose a NY Knick player that didn’t pay her following an evening of fun. Until an hour ago she left out the player’s name, despite posting his phone number earlier, and dropped subtle hints as to which player it..." September 09

  • Could Kobe, Durant end up joining Carmelo in New York?

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is going to be a free agent next summer, and he said recently that he's not thinking about that. He doesn't want anyone to believe any rumors about his future unless he, his agent or his manager are directly quoted. Keep that in mind, then, as we look at what was said on "First Take"..." September 04

  • Carmelo Anthony still can be great (especially at power forward)

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony has become an afterthought. It's the natural extension of only playing 40 games for a 17-win team last season. But long before that disastrous campaign, perception of him had begun to slide. Each passing season has brought Anthony one step closer to retirement and reinforced the..." August 25

  • Coach K vouches for Carmelo Anthony as Team USA shoo-in

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony didn’t leave town without waxing eloquent about his Olympic reunion with LeBron James and Chris Paul at the Team USA minicamp. He spoke more boldly about winning big next August in Rio de Janeiro than at the Garden this season. “We talk about it all the time,’’ Anthony said of..." August 19

  • Jim Boeheim: I still think Carmelo should’ve picked Bulls, not Knicks

    New York Post "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is sticking to his guns: Chicago was Carmelo Anthony’s kind of town. Boeheim, a U.S. Olympic Team assistant coach, said at Wednesday’s mini-camp that his pre-2014 free agency comment that Anthony belonged in Chicago was prophetic. Boeheim and Anthony are back..." August 13

  • Melo: Knicks did 'great' with offseason pickups

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony set the record straight regarding his opinion of New York Knicks first-round draft pick Kristaps Porzingis and the team's acquisitions in free agency. "Honestly, I thought we did a great job just as far as putting the pieces that we need to put together," Anthony said Tuesday at..." August 12

  • Melo to Knicks fan: 'You are stuck with me, buddy'

    ESPN New York "During a give-and-take with fans on his Instagram page, Carmelo Anthony hinted that he’s happy with the direction of the New York Knicks and isn’t interested in seeking a trade from the team. In response to a fan questioning how much he cared about the game, Anthony wrote, “Shows how little you..." August 11

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Arron Afflalo says Carmelo Anthony played a big role in his decision to sign with the #Knicks.

  • Walt Frazier speculates Melo may seek trade from Knicks

    ESPN New York "If you’re a New York Knicks fan, you probably know some of Walt "Clyde" Frazier’s best lines by heart. “Swishing and dishing.” “Movin’ and groovin’.” “Shaking and baking.” “Spinning and winning.” “Posting and toasting.” One of Frazier’s better lines wasn’t delivered on an MSG telecast. It..." August 04

  • Carmelo Anthony isn't happy with Knicks' offseason

    CBS Sports "Let's start by making it clear that this isn't a report. Walt Frazier isn't saying Carmelo Anthony has told him that he's unhappy, or that he wants a trade, or that there are any problems. There are no league sources involved, there are no whispers or rumors, or anything of the sort. This is..." August 04

  • Carmelo Anthony to attend Team USA minicamp

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony chose not to come to Las Vegas to catch a Knicks summer league game or attend the Players Choice Awards or union meetings, but he will be descending on Sin City next month for the red, white and blue. According to a source, Anthony has informed U.S. Olympic Team officials he..." July 24

  • Carmelo Anthony introduced himself to Kristaps Porzingis as ‘Me7o’

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony has a marketing vision for himself, and he is not afraid to go to great lengths in an attempt to make sure it is successful. But he should probably tone it down a bit. New York Knicks first-round draft pick Kristaps Porzingis recently told Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling..." July 21

  • Knicks have kept Carmelo in the loop-even if Phil Jackson hasn't

    New York Post "While Phil Jackson said he hasn’t debriefed Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks’ modest free-agent haul this July, at least someone prominent from the organization has. According to an NBA source, general manager Steve Mills has been in communication with Anthony across the free-agent process to..." July 19

  • Barkley warns Carmelo about his future with the Knicks

    Page Six "Charles Barkley has declared the rest of Carmelo Anthony’s time as a Knick will be in “basketball hell.” Sources said the TNT analyst and former 76ers star was chowing down in Atlantic City, NJ, and slamming Knicks president Phil Jackson for failing to land any superstar free agents, while..." July 18

  • Phil and Melo haven't talked since free agency began

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony is a franchise player in name only. Phil Jackson revealed on Monday that he hasn’t spoken with the Knicks superstar since the start of free agency and added that he isn’t concerned if Anthony is upset over the direction of the club. “Well, you know, we’re a team sport,” Jackson..." July 15

  • Carmelo Anthony admits he’s waiting for shreds of Knicks info

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is anxious, healthy and claims to be happy. Anthony, new owner of a soccer team in Puerto Rico, took in a Red Bulls soccer game Wednesday night and told MSG Network he’s antsy about free agency with the Knicks having yet gotten a verbal commitment. “We haven’t heard anything..." July 02

  • DeAndre Jordan recruited by Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "When DeAndre Jordan was drafted in the second round in 2008, how many people would have envisioned that he’d be one of the most sought-after free agents in the NBA seven years later? Very few, but alas, here we are. And Jordan is such a hot commodity that the who’s who of NBA stars are trying to..." June 30

  • Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis amid reports

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick, on Saturday after reports surfaced that the Knicks star was unhappy with the organization's decision to select the 19-year-old Latvian. "Carmelo reached out to Kris after all of that. It was..." June 30

  • Carmelo Anthony -- 'I Really Love' Porzingis ... Meeting with Him Today

    TMZ "Don't give up on Knicks draft pick Kristaps Porzingis just yet ... Carmelo Anthony isn't -- telling TMZ Sports, "I really love him." Melo was leaving Madeo in L.A. on a double date with his wife La La Anthony, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and his GF Ciara ... when we asked about C.A.'s..." June 29

  • Carmelo Anthony calls Kristaps Porzingis a steal, downplays drama

    CBS Sports "Reports surfaced Friday that Carmelo Anthony was unhappy with the Knicks' draft night moves of trading Tim Hardaway Jr. and drafting Euro project Kristaps Porzingis. It makes sense, as THJ was at least one of the players that despite their differences, Melo can be sure can play in the NBA...." June 27

  • Carmelo Privately Expresses 'Displeasure' With Knicks' Draft Night Moves

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony reportedly called Tim Hardaway Jr. following the New York Knicks' draft night trade of him to the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks traded Hardaway to the Hawks for the draft rights to Jerian Grant. The Knicks also drafted Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick. Anthony..." June 26

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Phil was asked if he thought about Carmelo when picking KP. He said. "Carmelo's always on my mind. He's our favorite son."

  • Dudley sorry for calling Melo most overrated

    ESPN New York "Milwaukee Bucks veteran Jared Dudley believes New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is the most overrated player in the NBA. “The reason I say Carmelo is because Carmelo is viewed as a top-five player, he’s viewed in the NBA as a top-five,” Dudley said in an interview with ESPN Radio’s Colin..." May 29

  • Jared Dudley: Players don't want to play with Kobe, Carmelo is overrated

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley is a refreshingly candid interview subject, and he didn't pull any punches when he appeared on ESPN's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on Wednesday. Dudley, who has played with guys like Steve Nash and Chris Paul, said what most players won't say on the record..." May 28

  • Carmelo Anthony somehow managed to get an All-NBA vote

    Sporting News "It was not a shock to see Stephen Curry and LeBron James selected to the All-NBA first team. Reasonable cases could be made for most of the players who made first, second or third team, and even those in the also receiving votes — Wait? Is that Carmelo Anthony? Anthony received an All-NBA..." May 21

  • Carmelo Wants Will Smith To Play Him in Biopic

    Black Sports Online "Carmelo Anthony probably thought about this once he verbally said it but it’s definitely too late once it’s on record of course. Will Smith has done a lot of silly films that can surely grind our gears. Would the actor actually consider doing a Carmelo Anthony biopic? Chances are, that biopic..." May 19

  • Carmelo Anthony appears on set for cameo in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' sequel

    Fox Sports "Carmelo Anthony is adding another line to his IMDB page with an apparent cameo (perhaps more) in the upcoming sequel to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (rebooted) starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. The Daily Mail has the insider-y photos showing Melo sporting dress pants and a button-down shirt..." May 08

  • Carmelo Anthony Marches in Baltimore During Freddie Gray Protests

    Bleacher Report "Professional athletes have the platform to make a statement if they so choose and stand up for what they believe. That's why New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has taken part in the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore. On Thursday, Anthony—who spent part of his childhood in Baltimore—marched..." May 01

  • Oakley questions Carmelo’s superstar status

    New York Post "Charles Oakley isn’t sure the Knicks can build as championship team around Carmelo Anthony. The rugged former fan favorite said the Knicks need a complete overhaul, and isn’t sure what the team has in the $125 million man Anthony now that he is 30 years old and coming off left knee..." April 29

  • Phil Jackson: All-Star game was important to Melo, not Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "Had the New York Knicks known in November what we all know now, they likely would have shut Carmelo Anthony down long before February. But apparently Carmelo was gung-ho to play in the All-Star Game. Phil Jackson spoke on Tuesday about how he had to reassure Anthony about the current state of..." April 22

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony questioned decision to stay but looking to next year

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony believes there are better days coming for the New York Knicks, but he briefly second-guessed his decision to re-sign with New York because of the team's struggles this season. "I try to keep myself from thinking like that. But as a human being those thoughts definitely come into..." April 17

  • One reason Carmelo won’t sit on bench during Knicks games

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has shown up at the Garden for the last three weeks to rehab before games in the trainer’s room. He goes on the court briefly for light stretching and to talk to teammates before retiring to the locker room to mingle some more. But he still hasn’t sat on the Knicks bench as..." April 02

  • What Derek Fisher is looking for from Carmelo when he returns

    New York Post "Derek Fisher is hoping Carmelo Anthony rejoins the club soon to serve as an off-the-court leader. Anthony has stayed away from the Knicks since his knee surgery Thursday. He is still on crutches. The Post reported Monday the surgery repaired an undisclosed partial tear of his left patellar..." February 26

  • Carmelo Anthony’s top free-agency options were both wrong

    New York Post "This should halt some of the second-guessing that Carmelo Anthony should have gone to the Windy City. This has been a miserable season for Carmelo Anthony and his Knicks. But Anthony’s free-agent concerns about the Bulls’ future also were validated by the bombshell news that point guard Derrick..." February 26

  • Carmelo played much of season with tear in his knee

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony played most of the season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon, The Post has learned. In new details, the debridement part of Thursday’s surgery was to clean out the calcium deposits that formed within the partial tear, so the tear could be repaired. If Anthony had..." February 24

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Knicks announce Carmelo Anthony had surgery today.

  • Anthony’s post-op timetable is worst-case scenario: doctor

    New York Post "A leading orthopedic surgeon told The Post Phil Jackson’s possible four- to six-month timetable for Carmelo Anthony seems a worst-case scenario, allowing for the possibility other damage is found during knee surgery this weekend. Dr. Wellington K. Hsu, an orthopedic surgeon and endowed..." February 19