Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shoulder tear brings end to Carmelo's season

    New York Daily News "If Carmelo Anthony indeed has played his final game as a Knick, this is a doubly painful way for his time in New York to end. The pending free agent was shut down by the going-home Knicks after an MRI on Tuesday revealed he has a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. Anthony bypassed..." April 16

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    Knicks announce MRI shows Carmelo Anthony's right shoulder has a small tear to his labrum. No surgery is required at this time.

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Woodson said Carmelo probably won't play tonight. Amar'e is a game-time decision. It's up to Amar'e if he wants to play.

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    Melo says he may get MRI on the shoulder in "next couple days." Shoulder felt good to start, but went "right back to what it was" during gm.

  • Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who..." April 13

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    Jonah Ballow @jonahballow

    .@carmeloanthony confirms he will play tonight vs. Raptors

  • Carmelo Anthony will play for Knicks Friday night, hold off on MRI for shoulder

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mathematically the Knicks are still alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Of course, mathematically I have a shot at winning The Voice. Even though I can’t sing. The Knicks and I are in the same place — the Hawks magic number is two, the Knicks are mathematically alive but reality..." April 11

  • Banged-up Anthony does some light shooting drills

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has gone from Mr. April to Mr. Ailing. Anthony was held out of the contact portion of practice Wednesday to rest his strained/bruised right shoulder, but he got up shots during the conditioning portion. The Knicks are hoping the four days off for Anthony will allow his shoulder..." April 10

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Knicks say Carmelo Anthony is expected to play tomorrow against the Raptors. There was no practice today.

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    Knicks say Carmelo was limited in today's practice, and didn't take part in the contact portions of it.

  • 'Melo's shoulder hurts N.Y.'s playoff hopes "The New York Knicks’ playoff chances took three hits Friday night. Blow No. 1: The Atlanta Hawks crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers, tying New York with 33 wins. Blow No. 2: The Knicks lost a nail-biter to the Washington Wizards to fall two games behind the Hawks in the loss column. (Atlanta..." April 06

  • X-rays negative on Melo's shoulder "Carmelo Anthony will have to try to get the New York Knicks into the playoffs with a sore right shoulder. The Knicks' star labored through a strained right shoulder and had just 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists and nine turnovers in a 90-89 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night..." April 05

  • Carmelo has most to gain by Knicks making playoffs

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony entered this season believing the Knicks could at least repeat as the Eastern Conference’s second seed. But after all the turmoil and losing, Anthony now says if the Knicks can somehow beat the odds and sneak into the playoffs as the eighth seed, it could wipe out a lot of the..." March 28

  • Jim Boeheim says Carmelo Anthony ‘always wanted to be in New York’

    Fansided "New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony and his impending free agency has been the biggest topic of conversation throughout the NBA season and will only ramp up once the offseason officially begins. His college coach, Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim, believes Anthony “always wanted to..." March 22

  • Bulls and Rockets are Carmelo's top options if he leaves Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "More than at any point since this season began getting away from the Knicks, it seems Carmelo Anthony will re-sign in New York. Phil Jackson said in no uncertain terms he wants to keep Melo, and Melo has expressed a willingness to follow Jackson. But the Knicks are still 27-40 and – with no..." March 20

  • Stephen A. Smith says Carmelo Leaving New York at End of Season

    Rant Sports "In what was a day of celebration for the New York Knicks organization with Phil Jackson becoming president of the team, there was also a discouraging rumor which began circulating. Knick fans couldn’t be any happier with the hiring of Jackson, but the nasty rumor which leaked seems to be quite..." March 19

  • Jackson: Carmelo part of Knicks future, still has ‘another level’

    New York Post "There is a future for Carmelo Anthony on Phil Jackson’s Knicks. Jackson was introduced as the team president on Tuesday and was asked whether Anthony, who is expected to opt out and become a free agent this offseason, fits into his vision of the Knicks’ future. “No doubt,” Jackson said. “No..." March 18

  • Melo willing to change playing style "Carmelo Anthony said he is willing to make changes to his game if Phil Jackson believes the prolific scorer has to do so to win an NBA title. Anthony, who is a pending free agent, said the Knicks' big picture "is definitely more attractive" with Jackson's arrival. "I'm willing to do..." March 18

  • Source: Rockets could make a big push for Carmelo

    New York Post "Could Carmelo Anthony rocket off to Houston? According to a league source, the Rockets will make a bid for Carmelo Anthony this summer, even though they probably won’t have cap space and would have to orchestrate a creative sign-and-trade. The source said Houston asked the Knicks about Anthony..." March 14

  • Carmelo: Knicks have told me Jackson’s coming aboard

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony confirmed Phil Jackson will join the Knicks imminently, but said, until he speaks with Jackson, his hiring will have no impact on whether he remains in a Knicks uniform. “I don’t think it’ll have an effect on me as far what I’m thinking,’’ Anthony said. “I haven’t talked to Phil..." March 13

  • Carmelo Anthony-to-Bulls free agency talks overblown

    USA Today "When it comes to free agents-to-be such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and the like, the possibilities are seemingly endless. That's especially true in early March, when all the questions about how each scenario might actually come to pass don't necessarily need answers yet because, well, it's..." March 10

  • Former GM: Carmelo Anthony leaving in free agency would be ‘doing Knicks a favor’

    Newsday "The Knicks hope to re-sign Carmelo Anthony this summer. But if he were to leave all that extra money on the table to go to the Bulls or another team, it could be a blessing in disguise for the Knicks, according to a former NBA general manager. "I really think if Carmelo left them, he may be..." March 09

  • Derrick Rose wants Bulls to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Pro Basketball Talk "Let’s connect the dots. Joakim Noah is reportedly recruiting Carmelo Anthony to the Bulls. Melo has a son named Kiyan, who turns 7 years old today. Happy Birthday, Kiyan! Kyian’s favorite player is reportedly Derrick Rose. The missing dot: Derrick Rose. What does he think about all..." March 08

  • Noah recruits Melo to join Bulls, sources say

    ESPN Chicago "Joakim Noah wants a ring. To achieve that goal, he wants Carmelo Anthony on the Chicago Bulls. That's why Noah, Chicago's center, approached Anthony over All-Star Weekend about joining the Bulls, according to sources with knowledge of the conversation. The sources said Noah told Anthony..." March 07

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony not willing to wait for 2015 for Knicks rebuild "The conversation about Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony's summer 2014 free agency opt-out has evolved quite a bit. Last summer it was "Anthony is sure to re-sign." Then it became "Anthony is extremely likely to re-sign." Then the Knicks started really losing and as the season got out of hand, it..." March 05

  • Bulls could be more appealing for Carmelo Anthony than Knicks

    New York Daily News "A young fan seated behind the Knicks bench held up a sign encouraging Carmelo Anthony to consider the Bulls — again — when he weighs his free-agent options this summer. “I saw a lot of signs,” Anthony said in delivering perhaps the best cryptic message of his career. “It was a good sign,” he..." March 03

  • Walt Frazier thinks Carmelo Anthony is going to stay in New York

    Pro Basketball Talk "It is way more fun to speculate about where Carmelo Anthony is going to land than to say he stays put. It’s far more fun to ride the “what did Anthony say today?” roller coaster. However, the conventional wisdom is he stays a New York Knick. Yes, he stands a better chance of winning a ring..." March 01

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony (sore right hand) isn't listed on the #Knicks' injury report for Sunday's game against Chicago. So he should play.

  • Knicks silent front office not giving Carmelo much reason to stay

    New York Post "The season has turned into a Bob Seger tune for the Knicks, and specifically for their best player. Here I am, on the road again. There I am, up on a stage … Here I go, playing the star again There I go, turn the page … It’s a song James Dolan is probably far more familiar with than..." February 28

  • Carmelo: ‘Everything that could go wrong is going wrong’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said the Raymond Felton fiasco is beyond the state law – it’s Murphy’s Law. Anthony, who will be deciding this summer whether he wants to stick around New York for the long haul, reacted for the first time to Felton’s felony gun charges and admitted it’s another distraction to..." February 27

  • LeBron applauds Carmelo’s readiness to take Knicks pay cut

    New York Post "LeBron James applauded the statement Carmelo Anthony made during All-Star Weekend that he would take “a pay cut’’ to stay with the Knicks to help the team’s financial flexibility. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh famously each did the same and are working on their third straight NBA title in..." February 27

  • Carmelo Anthony misses practice, will play vs. Heat

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony missed practice. But he won’t miss Miami. The Knicks announced their superstar forward — the NBA’s second-best scorer whose 28.2 ppg average contains totals of 44, 35, 44 and 42 in his past four games — did not practice Wednesday due to personal reasons but that he would..." February 27

  • Dwight Howard has been in Carmelo Anthony's situation

    USA Today "When Dwight Howard made the decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent last summer, he was bucking the same league-wide trend that he had followed not long before. The power play he pulled on the Orlando Magic to get to the Los Angeles Lakers in..." February 26

  • Melo: Knicks have to move on from trade deadline

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony isn’t sure whether the Knicks standing pat at the trade deadline while their competitors improved was the right or wrong thing to do. But he knows not to dwell on it. “We didn’t make any moves,’’ Anthony said after the latest disastrous loss, a 129-121 double-overtime defeat to..." February 23

  • Carmelo wants to be in the loop on Knicks trade talks

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he expects to be consulted if the Knicks have a big deal they are considering at Thursday’s trade deadline that would affect their long-term future. The Knicks still are trying to land Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, intensifying their efforts the past two weeks, but appear..." February 19

  • Knicks may not be able to add support for Melo

    New York Post "Last August, Knicks owner James Dolan flew to Puerto Rico to support and participate in Carmelo Anthony’s charity endeavors. Dolan got so into it, he even participated in Anthony’s softball charity classic there, and played second base. Not only did Dolan attend, but so did assistant general..." February 17

  • Clippers star: Family may keep Melo in New York

    New York Post "Chris Paul knows where Carmelo Anthony’s heart is, and it’s still in New York. Though Anthony has been linked to the Clippers to reunite with his buddy, Paul said he realizes Anthony still prefers the Big Apple. “I know he loves it there,’’ Paul said when asked by The Post if Anthony will..." February 16

  • Carmelo Anthony says he'd take less money to stay with Knicks

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony said Friday his "first priority" is to re-sign with the Knicks and "without a doubt" he would take less money if it helps give them flexibility to bring in other players. Anthony also said he plans to speak to Knicks management after the season about who he wants to play with..." February 15

  • Woodson, Melo hope Knicks benefit from All-Star respite

    New York Post "Mike Woodson didn’t get fired Thursday and Carmelo Anthony didn’t get snowed in as he headed to All-Star weekend. Anthony moves onto the national stage in the Big Easy, in the starting frontcourt for the Eastern Conference, and the Knicks coach moves into the weekend planning to do..." February 14

  • Report: 'No chance' Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony "This should come as no surprise since it would be completely outside the context of their M.O. to do otherwise, but Yahoo Sports reports the Knicks will not be trading Carmelo Anthony at the trade deadline next week. There is "no chance" the Knicks will deal Carmelo Anthony, who owns a contract..." February 11

  • Carmelo ready to pass on extension offer

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has his first chance to formally reject the Knicks in two weeks. Feb. 22 marks the third anniversary of the trade between the Knicks and Nuggets, who visit the Garden Friday, that brought Anthony to New York. At the time of the deal, Anthony signed a contract extension with the..." February 07

  • LeBron James clueless on Carmelo Anthony’s future plans

    New York Daily News "Anyone looking for a sign of what Carmelo Anthony will do in free agency in the offseason, whether he will stay in New York or not, won’t get any clues from LeBron James. Though the two have known each other since their high school days and remain fast friends, James on Saturday didn’t pretend..." February 03

  • Melo appears to second wife’s staying in NY comments

    New York Post "In perhaps his strongest comment since early November regarding his free-agent future, Carmelo Anthony appeared Tuesday night to second his wife La La’s remarks from the previous day. In promoting her new book, “Love Playbook,’’ La La Anthony said in a Bravo interview she “definitely thinks’’..." January 29

  • La La: Melo will stay with Knicks

    ESPN New York "La La Anthony "definitely" thinks her husband, free-agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony, will re-sign with the New York Knicks this summer. "I definitely think he will stay," La La Anthony said in an interview with Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live." "I know that he wants to stay, and I support him..." January 28

  • Kobe Bryant willing to advise Carmelo Anthony when Knicks forward hits free agency

    New York Daily News "Kobe Bryant’s phone blew up Friday night with several messages that Carmelo Anthony was “going after” his single-game Garden scoring record. After the Knicks’ All-Star forward eclipsed the mark by one with a 62-point performance, Bryant called Anthony to congratulate him on his historic night...." January 27

  • Anthony leads Knicks to second straight win

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony didn’t carry the magic he wielded during Friday’s 62-point night into Sunday’s matinee despite a nationally televised audience and the Lakers being in town. But Anthony’s 35 points was plenty good as he got plenty of help and the Knicks squeaked out a 110-103 Garden victory over..." January 27

  • Melo-to-Bulls rumors not a distraction

    Chicago Sun-Times "Another day, another rumor. The latest is the Bulls being a serious contender to land forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is rumored to be opting out of his deal with the Knicks, and the growing speculation is that he wants to play for coach Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls won’t let the rumors..." January 26

  • Kobe’s just at Garden to watch — and perhaps do a bit of recruiting

    New York Post "Kobe Bryant won’t have a shot at regaining his Garden scoring record Sunday. Bryant visits MSG no longer owner of the arena mark and is a long way off from returning after a left knee injury, following his blown Achilles tendon. He will, however, be in position to sell Carmelo Anthony on the..." January 26

  • Should Anthony Remain In The Big Apple?

    Fansided "In the last decade, the New York Knicks have become a franchise that has been bogged down by a poor coaching staff and an inconsistent roster. While the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony uplifted this mediocre franchise to reach a few playoff berths, they could never remain successful once they..." January 26

  • Former NBA player Rick Fox not impressed with Carmelo Anthony

    Fansided "There’s no doubt, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had a night to remember on Friday evening when he went for 62-points in Madison Square. It’s the highest point total we’ve seen scored in the NBA this season and a relatively lofty number in general. It’s not often somebody puts up..." January 25