Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Knicks tell Melo to get used to the bench

    New York Post "With the Knicks down 25 points, Carmelo Anthony sat out the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Monday against the Clippers. With the season down to a dirty dozen games, Anthony had better get used to a view from the bench — even in closer contests. One day after he sounded as if his future in..." March 22

  • Knicks remain committed to moving Carmelo this summer

    247 Sports "The New York Knicks didn't move Carmelo Anthony at the NBA's trade deadline in February, but that doesn't mean that such a move won't happen in the near future. In fact, the Knicks remain committed to moving Anthony this offseason, according to a recent report from ESPN's Ian Begley. From..." March 21

  • Carmelo on playing for Clippers: “There was an opportunity during the deadline”

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he’s loved living in Los Angeles across the years and dropped enough hints Monday his time may be done as a Knick. Following the morning shootaround at Staples Center, Anthony was careful to say he hasn’t “thought about’’ a move to the Clippers, but didn’t reject the notion..." March 21

  • Melo: No need to use buddies' playoff success as motivation

    ESPN "For the fourth straight season, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will likely be watching the playoffs from home. During that stretch, Anthony has watched his good friends LeBron James and Chris Paul make the playoffs each season -- and in James' case, win a championship. Another buddy,..." March 21

  • Carmelo says losing this season ‘more difficult’ than past years

    New York Post "You can’t stop the Brooklyn Nets. You can only try to contain them. The Knicks’ tanking moved into high gear Thursday when they dropped their second game in five days to the NBA’s worst team, getting overrun by their neighbors from Kings County 121-110 at the Garden in blowing an 11-point..." March 17

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony says he wants to play 20 seasons

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony wants to play six more seasons after this one. Anthony, who turns 33 in May, told reporters Wednesday that he’d like to spend 20 years in the NBA. “I would love to get 20 in, I could do 20,’’ Anthony said, via the New York Post’s Marc Berman. “I could do..." March 09

  • Jeff Hornacek hits back at Carmelo Anthony after Knicks star questions lack of late-game adjustments

    New York Daily News "The morning after Carmelo Anthony called out the Knicks for a lack of in-game adjustments, Jeff Hornacek directed the criticism towards the players — including Anthony — with a plea to get creative. Hornacek highlighted Anthony’s miss with seven seconds remaining in Friday night’s loss to the..." March 05

  • Carmelo takes veiled jab at coaches after ugly loss to 76ers

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony missed the shot and Derrick Rose took the blame. Another last-possession loss — and the Knicks probably won’t recover from this one. With the Knicks trailing by one, Anthony ended a disjointed night by missing a left-of-the-lane 14-foot fadeaway over a 76ers double-team with..." March 04

  • Carmelo Anthony on tanking: ‘It’s a terrible way to think’

    New York Post "Saying he “misses the playoffs a lot,’’ Carmelo Anthony said it’s impossible for a player to embrace the tanking bandwagon across the final 21 games. The Knicks, who play Friday night in Philly, are four games out of the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, needing to hop over four..." March 03

  • Carmelo Anthony silences critics with offensive outburst

    Sporting News "Knicks fans watched Carmelo Anthony at his best Saturday. Anthony, who has been on the trading block most of the season, and been criticized heavily by his own fan base, dropped 37 points on 15-of-25 shooting with six rebounds to lead the Knicks to a 110-109 victory over the 76ers at Madison..." February 26

  • Melo: Frustrating not to know Knicks' direction

    ESPN "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't understand management's vision for the future after the club's inactivity at Thursday's trade deadline. "No, not now. No, to be honest with you," Anthony said late Thursday night. "I think they were kind of planning on the trade deadline,..." February 24

  • Carmelo Anthony could waive no-trade clause for Clippers this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony have died down considerably over the past two weeks, and Anthony said at the All-Star Game that he expects to remain with the New York Knicks this season. After the season could be an entirely different discussion. Even if Anthony remains in The Big..." February 23

  • Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

    ESPN "Jeff Hornacek said what you’d expect an NBA coach to say less than 48 hours before the league’s trade deadline: He doesn’t think the New York Knicks are going to make any moves. “Most of the time, there’s all kinds of talk, and only one or two things ever happen, so we expect these guys to be..." February 22

  • Carmelo Anthony says he's not asking Knicks to trade him 'without having a plan'

    CBS Sports "With DeMarcus Cousins being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, one of the few big names left on the trade market is the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony. But that situation remains in a stalemate. Team president Phil Jackson wants nothing more than to trade Anthony, and reportedly the Knicks have been..." February 21

  • Are Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler being shopped?

    USA Today "The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings started the NBA’s trade deadline season with a monster of a blockbuster trade. What’s next? Who’s next? You’re going to hear a lot about Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler going to the Boston Celtics, who have the assets to make this happen. But..." February 21

  • Why DeMarcus Cousins isn’t domino for Carmelo trade

    New York Post "Right before the All-Star break, an NBA executive speculated about possible, even if unrealistic, trade scenarios for the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. One deal involved Cleveland but did not contain Kevin Love. The exec stopped himself. “Try selling that to Knick fans and they’ll burn down the..." February 21

  • Carmelo prefers trade to Clippers or Lakers

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Steve Mills was in town for All-Star Weekend, and it doesn’t appear he was here to finalize divorce proceedings with Carmelo Anthony. According to a source who has spoken to Knicks officials, the odds are heavily against the team dealing Anthony by Thursday’s trade..." February 21

  • Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Intends to Stay with Knicks Entering Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony intends to remain with the New York Knicks and likely won't waive his no-trade clause, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix of The Vertical. "The Knicks have not brought anything to his [Anthony's] group that would inspire them to really want to waive this no-trade..." February 19

  • Carmelo Anthony finds joy in All-Star festivities despite trade rumors

    USA Today "For weeks, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had looked forward to time off during All-Star weekend. Not voted a starter by the fans or a reserve by the coaches, he joked he had his bags packed even though he didn’t know where he was going. He decided on a Caribbean vacation. Then Kevin..." February 19

  • Draymond Green on Carmelo Anthony: ‘The way he’s been treated pisses me off’

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green has never been afraid to speak his mind publicly. In addition to his sometimes violent play on the court, this is what makes Green such a divisive figure. With that said, Green himself is liked by fellow NBA players. His hard-nosed approach..." February 19

  • Moving Melo to Celtics makes most sense for Knicks

    New York Daily News "If Carmelo Anthony calls being named Kevin Love’s All-Star replacement “a downer” one can only imagine what he thinks of Phil Jackson’s tweeting habits as well as the current state of the Knicks. The season has been an epic downer for Anthony, the 32-year-old forward who is in danger of..." February 19

  • Carmelo Anthony is an All-Star over Bradley Beal for a very simple reason

    CBS Sports "When the NBA announced Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony would replace the injured Kevin Love in Sunday’s All-Star Game, there was an immediate public outcry. Anthony has been great (on offense) lately, but the New York Knicks have a 23-34 record heading into the break. Surely Washington Wizards..." February 17

  • Bill Walton Doesn't Want Carmelo Anthony Anywhere Near The Teams He Likes

    The Big Lead "Bill Walton called the Pacers-Cavaliers game last night as part of ESPN’s college-pro crossover night. During a promotion for the second half of the NBA doubleheader, Knicks-Thunder, Walton was giving a chance to opine on Carmelo Anthony’s future. And he brought the heat. “Doesn’t matter to..." February 16

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony named to replace Cavaliers' Kevin Love at All-Star Game

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in New Orleans. This marks the 10th All-Star selection for Anthony, who went into Wednesday's game against the..." February 16

  • Carmelo expects to be with Knicks after trade deadline

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony said on Wednesday morning that he expects to be playing for the New York Knicks after the Feb. 23 trade deadline. "I never thought I would be anywhere else," he said. The Knicks have talked to at least three teams about potential deals involving Anthony this..." February 15

  • Jeff Hornacek doesn’t expect Knicks to deal Carmelo Anthony before trade deadline

    New York Daily News "For weeks, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks have been at the center of NBA trade speculation. But Jeff Hornacek isn't expecting his team to make any moves before the Feb. 23 deadline. "Whether you're a player, a coach, whatever, you always believe nothing's going to happen. And I think this is..." February 15

  • Carmelo Anthony may decline All-Star invite to ‘get away from everything’

    New York Daily News "f Phil Jackson gets his wish and Carmelo Anthony is dealt by the trade deadline, Sunday's 94-90 victory over the Spurs could've been the forward's last game at the Garden as a member of the Knicks. And it was an impressive showing after the fans booed his effort in the first half. "They..." February 14

  • Carmelo Anthony: Getting through 'cloud' even worse than it looks from outside

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony said the Charles Oakley incident at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday is another example of a "cloud" that's hovering over the organization at the moment -- one that he says could affect the team's ability to attract free agents. "What happened is just an accumulation of..." February 11

  • Chris Broussard rips Phil Jackson for his handling of the Carmelo Anthony drama

    Fox Sports "On this week's episode of the In The Zone basketball podcast, FOX Sports NBA analyst and insider Chris Broussard brought the heat — and he aimed it squarely at New York Knicks president Phil Jackson for his handling of Carmelo Anthony. We won't bog you down with a long introduction here,..." February 11

  • Anthony-Jackson feud: Carmelo feels like Knicks are ‘his team’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has told confidants he may decide to wait out the old Zen Master, according to a source. As the feud between the Knicks’ star player and star president escalated Tuesday, Anthony was telling friends he may stand firm on his no-trade clause at the Feb. 23 trade deadline and see..." February 10

  • Phil Jackson takes to Twitter again, says his Carmelo tweet was 'misunderstood'

    CBS Sports "Twitter provides an imperfect platform for expression, and Phil Jackson isn't always the most direct communicator. This can cause problems, as the New York Knicks president has chosen the social media network as his primary method of speaking to the public these days. In this case, "primary" is..." February 10

  • Spike Lee 'still believes' in Melo, says time for Phil Jackson to go

    ESPN "With the Knicks' off-court drama continuing to stir, even before Charles Oakley's arrest at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, one celebrity fan said it's time for a change at the top, while the team's coach said none of it comes as a surprise. Legendary director and superfan Spike Lee..." February 10

  • Spike Lee 'still believes' in Melo, says time for Phil Jackson to go

    ESPN "With the Knicks' off-court drama continuing to stir, even before Charles Oakley's arrest at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, one celebrity fan said it's time for a change at the top, while the team's coach said none of it comes as a surprise. Legendary director and superfan Spike Lee..." February 09

  • Jimmy Butler is all for helping his front office add Carmelo

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler talked to Carmelo Anthony three days ago. It was a “catch-up’’ call, according to Butler on Wednesday. What it should have been was a recruiting call, letting Anthony know that he’s still welcomed in a Bulls uniform if he goes ahead and waives that no-trade clause to escape New..." February 09

  • Carmelo Anthony refuses to let Phil Jackson force him off the Knicks

    CBS Sports "Resorting to subtweeting Carmelo Anthony on Twitter, Knicks president Phil Jackson is seemingly determined to trade away the franchise star. Yet with his no-trade clause, Anthony has the upper hand ... unless the Knicks star changes his mind and decides that he wants to leave New York. Also,..." February 08

  • Phil Jackson resumes his assault on Carmelo Anthony

    New York Post "Phil Jackson has issued another tweet from Mount Zen — and it’s another barely veiled shot escalating his feud with Carmelo Anthony, whom Jackson is looking to trade away from the Knicks. Jackson responded to an unfavorable piece published Tuesday by Bleacher Report in which NBA writer Kevin..." February 07

  • Could Carmelo be moved? Trade deadline talk on A to Z

    USA Today "Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt break down some of the moves that could happen as we approach the NBA trade deadline. They talk about the possibility of Carmelo Anthony being traded and what it might take. They break down Anthony’s desire to win a title and how some seemed to think he was content with..." February 07

  • LeBron calls report regarding his pushing for a Love-Melo trade 'trash'

    CBS Sports "LeBron James fired back with furious intent Monday night after a report from the New York Daily News suggested he was pushing the Cavaliers to trade Kevin Love for his good friend Carmelo Anthony. The Cavs were quick to refute the story, but James took it a step further after the Cavaliers'..." February 07

  • Report: LeBron pushing Kevin Love-for-Carmelo Anthony deal

    ESPN "LeBron James is leaning on the Cleveland Cavaliers' front office to use Kevin Love if needed in a deal to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, the New York Daily News has reported, citing a league source. Anthony has been the subject of recent trade rumors, with Knicks president..." February 07

  • ‘Miserable’ Phil needs to end this drama and back off Carmelo

    New York Post "After last season’s Super Bowl Sunday loss put the Knicks eight games below .500, Phil Jackson fired his coach, Derek Fisher. A year later on Super Sunday, the Knicks stood eight games under .500 again. The Knicks president can no longer in good conscience use another coach as..." February 06

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony says he's trying to remain optimistic amid trade rumors

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony said late Saturday night that the New York Knicks' struggles and the trade rumors swirling around him have been "testing my will," though he's trying to remain optimistic. "I'm still keeping it [mellow], still keeping it cool, man. It definitely kind of tests you, can put you..." February 05

  • LeBron James: 'Just want the best' for Carmelo Anthony, no matter where he plays

    ESPN "Cavaliers star LeBron James says he just wants good friend Carmelo Anthony to be happy, no matter where he's playing. "I just want the best for my friend, no matter what it is," James told reporters in Cleveland before the Cavaliers traveled to New York for their game against the Knicks on..." February 04

  • Don't expect LeBron James, 'Banana Boat Crew' to be drowned by drama

    Sporting News "We can’t remember a time when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, three-quarters of the NBA’s famed "Banana Boat Crew," ran their craft onto the rocks and were left to explain the wreckage. These are three of the league’s most powerful players, along with their fourth crew mate, Chris..." February 03

  • Knicks don't want Clippers' Jamal Crawford in Carmelo Anthony deal

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony might not be the answer for the Los Angeles Clippers, but that doesn't mean the talk is about to die down. While the New York Knicks star wasn't lying when he went all third-person on everybody and said, "Melo hasn't said anything yet" about leaving New York, he doesn't have to say..." February 03

  • Jeff Van Gundy: Carmelo shouldn’t be starter in ideal landing spot

    New York Post "Jeff Van Gundy said he can see Carmelo Anthony as a sixth man for the Clippers, but the former Knicks coach can’t see him replacing Kevin Love in Cleveland. The Clippers and Cavaliers are the two teams for which the Knicks believe Anthony would waive his no-trade clause to join. However, it..." February 03

  • Kristaps Porzingis comes to Carmelo Anthony’s defense amid trade rumors

    New York Daily News "There was something of a breakthrough moment Wednesday night at Barclays Center, or, at the very least, a relevant feat from Kristaps Porzingis that we hadn’t previously witnessed. Now, everything has to be viewed through the lenses of the circumstances, specifically that the Knicks were..." February 03

  • Is It Time To Bench Carmelo Anthony?

    Fox Sports "Trade rumors swirling and Carmelo Anthony’s off night may have Jeff Hornacek and the New York Knicks thinking it’s time to bench their star player. The drama continues to unfold for Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks as once again the possibility of a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers is..." February 02

  • Is Carmelo Anthony staging his own trade audition?

    New York Post "Is Carmelo Anthony trying to enhance his trade value to other teams with subliminal messages? Anthony is on a potent surge, averaging 30 points in the past seven games. Better yet, he has shot 48 percent or better in six of the seven games. In his one bad shooting game during that run, an..." February 01

  • Sources: Knicks keep after Love; Cavs stand firm

    ESPN "The New York Knicks continue to pursue Kevin Love in advance of the Feb. 23 trade deadline despite the Cleveland Cavaliers' unwillingness to part with the All-Star forward in a deal for Carmelo Anthony, according to league sources. Sources said the Cavaliers, meanwhile, do maintain an interest..." February 01

  • Carmelo Anthony admits he has thought about playing with LeBron, Chris Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony ultimately gets to decide whether or not the New York Knicks trade him before the Feb. 23 deadline, and one of the things that could persuade him to waive his no-trade clause is the allure of playing with one of his closest friends. Reports have indicated that there are very few..." February 01