Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Carmelo headed for knee surgery in the near future, I'm told, and will be ruled out for rest of the season as he hinted during AS Weekend

  • Sources: Melo out for season; set for surgery

    ESPN New York "The New York Knicks will rule out forward Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season later Wednesday, according to sources. Anthony will undergo surgery on his left knee soon, according to sources. The Knicks' leading scorer and franchise player has been dealing with soreness in his left..." February 18

  • Carmelo’s two wishes for the Knicks for rest of this lost season

    New York Post "The Knicks come out of the All-Star break and head toward Thursday’s trade deadline with the NBA’s worst record, Amar’e Stoudemire has headed to Dallas and Carmelo Anthony is imminently headed for the shelf, expected to be shut down for the rest of the season. Stoudemire’s stay in New York..." February 18

  • Melo 'very likely' to be shut down after ASG

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday on ESPN Radio that it's "very likely" he will shut it down after the All-Star Game. Anthony maintained that he plans to play in Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden, "even if it's just a few minutes" -- but could be done playing after..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant says he won't ask Carmelo Anthony for advice about free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Kevin Durant won't be a free agent until the end of the 2016 season, but when he does, don't expect him to be blowing up Carmelo Anthony's phone. Durant was asked during NBA All-Star Weekend Media Day whether he would solicit advice from Anthony on the free agency process. He told reporters..." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony ready to recruit at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend is Carmelo Anthony's party. There are no other New York Knicks on the Eastern Conference all star team. And the Brooklyn Nets, for all their expensive salaries, placed only Mason Plumlee in the dunk competition. So it's Carmelo's show, and he's reveling in it,..." February 12

  • Carmelo ‘probably’ will play in All-Star Game — after that, who knows

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he expects to play in the All-Star Game at the Garden, all but committing to Sunday’s game, but added he’s not sure how long he will play once the season resumes — if at all. Anthony sat out the Knicks’ 89-83 loss to the Magic on Wednesday night to rest his sore left knee,..." February 12

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Fisher says Melo probably won't play tonight.

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    Fisher says Melo (knee) will not play tonight against the Magic.

  • Carmelo may skip All-Star Game with knee ‘tendon’ damage

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony cast doubt on his All-Star availability, saying he won’t play in the All-Star Game Sunday at the Garden if his left knee doesn’t improve much over the next few days while revealing he has a tendon injury and not loose cartilage. After reaggravating the injury Monday in Miami,..." February 10

  • Ailing Carmelo talks shutdown in another disastrous loss

    New York Post "After aggravating his sore left knee again, Carmelo Anthony admitted after Monday night’s 109-95 loss to the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena the end is near. While his status for the All-Star Game at the Garden doesn’t appear in serious jeopardy, Anthony isn’t sure he’ll be able to play in..." February 10

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony predicts another comeback for Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Times "It's been heard before, and quite a bit in recent years: Kobe Bryant will come back from (insert injury here) and prove everybody wrong. It was uttered again by Carmelo Anthony, the latest to predict a productive return for Bryant, whose season ended after only 35 games because of a torn..." February 02

  • Melo on Knicks' rebuild: 'The time is now'

    ESPN "How does a franchise rebuild around a 30-year-old superstar in his 12th season in the NBA? That’s a question many around the NBA have wondered since Phil Jackson signed Carmelo Anthony to a $124 million contract instead of rebuilding the New York Knicks from scratch. Well, Derek Fisher..." February 02

  • Carmelo and Kobe decided they wouldn’t work as teammates

    New York Post "It’s a good thing Carmelo Anthony didn’t join the Lakers and bank on the health of buddy Kobe Bryant. Bryant is now sidelined for nine months after tearing the rotator cuff in his left shoulder and will miss Super Bowl Sunday’s not-so-glamorous Knicks-Lakers matchup, which was removed from..." January 31

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    Fisher says Melo will play tonight

  • 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

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