Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'If they feel like my time in New York is over,' then it's time to talk

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony revealed on Sunday that if Phil Jackson doesn’t want him in New York “that’s a conversation we should have.” The stunning comment marks the first time Anthony has ever hinted that he may not finish his career with the Knicks. However, Anthony also reiterated that he hasn’t..." January 16

  • Phil Jackson's Ghostwriter Takes Shots at Carmelo Anthony in Blog Post

    Complex "Phil Jackson is no stranger to the subliminal shot. In fact, he could be considered the grandfather of all NBA subtweeting for his various digs at both opposing players and his own roster over the years. Last year, he came under fire for being critical of Carmelo Anthony’s tendency to hold the..." January 15

  • Carmelo Anthony went on a locker room tirade after Knicks loss to 76ers, but won't request trade

    New York Daily News "The look of disgust on Carmelo Anthony's face the instant T.J. McConnell beat the Knicks at the buzzer on Wednesday in Philadelphia carried over into the locker room. According to a source close to the Knicks’ veteran forward, Anthony went on a tirade after the shocking loss, admonishing his..." January 15

  • Melo may consider a trade to Clippers or Cavs

    New York Post "A total of 45 players have suited up for the Knicks, under four head coaches, since Phil Jackson took over as president in March 2014, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The roster has been changed almost twice over. Of course, the only player Jackson inherited, who has remained, through thin..." January 14

  • Dwyane Wade doubts Carmelo Anthony would waive no-trade clause with Knicks

    New York Daily News "The Knicks' season is spiraling out of control. So naturally, Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have started to swirl. Anthony must approve any possible landing spot by waiving his no-trade clause, which remains a long shot. But at 32 years old, Anthony is running out of time to chase a..." January 12

  • Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony keeping the faith amid familiar losing skid

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony feels like he’s watching the same movie over and over again, but he’s hoping for a different ending. The Knicks are struggling to find their way again, just like they have the prior three seasons when they missed the playoffs. Anthony is trying to remain positive but he knows..." January 11

  • Knicks have failed Carmelo again

    Sporting News "Well, that should pretty much do it. Whatever hope there was of rescuing something of significance from the remaining prime years of Carmelo Anthony’s career with the Knicks has been squandered. It most likely became set in stone on Monday night, when New York’s prized offseason point-guard..." January 11

  • Carmelo Anthony playing through ‘bad’ shoulder injury

    New York Daily News "As the Knicks try to recover their season, Carmelo Anthony is determined to fight through a weakened shooting shoulder that he understands will be a hindrance for as long as he resists rest. Anthony explained to the Daily News that the injury is easily aggravated during games, and it’s been..." January 07

  • Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony: ‘When we win, it’s us. When we lose, it’s me’

    North Jersey "The six-game losing streak that the Knicks find themselves mired in has brought a dose of reality back to Madison Square Garden, the high hopes dimmed as the team free falls through the Eastern Conference standings. And the blame, as usual, has fallen on the aching shoulders of Carmelo..." January 07

  • Carmelo Anthony on Thabo Sefolosha: ‘He did his European and flopped’

    ESPN "New York star forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday that Atlanta forward Thabo Sefolosha flopped on a play for which Anthony was ejected the previous night, and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he didn't think Anthony deserved to be tossed. Anthony hit Sefolosha in the face while the two were..." December 30

  • Carmelo gets testy when asked about latest George Karl dig

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony, who is blamed for almost everything that goes wrong with the Knicks, joked to not pin blame on him for the Phil Jackson-Jeanie Buss engagement breakup. “You want to ask me if I had anything to do with that?’’ Anthony quipped. Actually, Anthony was queried on whether he..." December 30

  • A reminder the Knicks chose poorly when picking Melo over D'Antoni

    CBS Sports "Somehow, some way, it has come to this for the New York Knicks: When they play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, and glance across the floor at a once-familiar face, it should strike them that they kept the wrong man. Turns out, all those years ago, it wasn't Carmelo Anthony they should've held..." December 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Knicks need a plan in place on defense

    ESPN "After 30 games, Carmelo Anthony says he likes what he’s seen from the new-look New York Knicks. But they have issues to address on defense. And it sounds as if creating and executing a specific plan to defend opponents' pick-and-roll schemes is one of the issues. “Every team you play is kind of..." December 28

  • Melo takes the high road against ‘irrelevant’ Furious George Karl’s criticism

    The Comeback "George Karl’s criticisms of his former Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony aren’t in any way bringing down the New York Knicks forward. The New York Post released some comments from Karl’s upcoming book ‘Furious George,’ which weren’t kind to his former players. Karl criticized Anthony for..." December 23

  • George Karl in new book: Carmelo Anthony 'a true conundrum'

    ESPN "Former Sacramento Kings coach George Karl didn't hold back in his criticism of Carmelo Anthony, writing in a book set to be released in January that the New York Knicks forward was a "true conundrum" during their time together with the Denver Nuggets. "Carmelo was a true conundrum for me in the..." December 22

  • Carmelo Anthony Critical of New All-Star Voting Process

    SLAM Online "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t like that the NBA is taking some of the fans’ power away when it comes to selecting All-Stars. Melo says players and the media should have nothing to do with the selection of who starts in the midseason bonanza. Fans have picked Melo to start in the last eight..." December 21

  • Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose out for game vs. Warriors

    New York Daily News "The Knicks will be facing the Warriors’ stars Thursday night without two of their own. The team announced ahead of their road game against Golden State that Carmelo Anthony will join Derrick Rose on the sidelines with an injured shoulder. Rose missed the final three quarters and overtime of..." December 15

  • When will Carmelo Anthony cede control to Kristaps Porzingis?

    Fox Sports "One of the tricky aspects of exceeding expectations—as Kristaps Porzingis so clearly did in his rookie campaign—is that it leaves a bulky organization to pivot around a revelation. Making changes from game to game is very much a part of NBA life, but structural decisions made long in advance each..." December 15

  • For Anthony Skipper, La La and Carmelo's friendship has made all the difference

    ESPN "If he could speak right now, 11-year-old Anthony Skipper might tell you about the birthday party La La Anthony and her husband, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, threw for him last year. Maybe he'd talk about the presents that the Anthonys gave to Skipper and his siblings for..." December 15

  • Carmelo Anthony Says Porzingis’ Scuffle Needed To Happen

    Black Sports Online "Kristaps Porzingis became a certified New Yorker after he quickly got off the floor and defended himself against Marquese Chriss. Carmelo Anthony reflected on the scuffle but thinks this is a good thing. Last night’s Knicks-Suns game was a rough loss but on the flip side, a terrific effort by..." December 15

  • Carmelo Anthony Talks Phil Jackson, Donald Trump and Social Justice

    The Undefeated "Not long before the ball dropped into 2017 in New York City after — what seemed to be a memorable year for Carmelo Anthony — his own boss made him sigh before Auld Lang Syne. Anthony and the New York Knicks are winning, and his statistics are productive. The 2016 USA Basketball Co-Player of the..." December 12

  • Kobe, Melo have had 'countless conversations' on dealing with Jackson

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony said he has had "countless conversations" with former Lakers great Kobe Bryant about the best ways of dealing with how Phil Jackson criticizes the Knicks star through the media. Bryant, after all, certainly has dealt with the 11-time NBA champion coach. "Me and Kobe have..." December 11

  • NBA lockout fears rise as Carmelo Anthony suddenly 'skeptical' of new CBA deal

    ESPN "After months of optimism on both sides, Carmelo Anthony now says he's "skeptical" that the NBA Players Association and owners will be able reach a new collective bargaining agreement before Thursday's deadline. "I'm skeptical of something getting done," Anthony, vice president of the NBPA, told..." December 11

  • Melo: Phil's comments have cast ‘temporary black cloud’ over Knicks

    New York Daily News "If there was any doubt, Carmelo Anthony cleared the air Friday and acknowledged that his Instagram posts from a day earlier were indeed aimed at Phil Jackson. And more than anything, the Knicks star was confused by the timing of his boss’ critiques for stalling the offense. “At the end of..." December 10

  • Is Carmelo Anthony firing cryptic shots at Phil Jackson on Instagram?

    SI "Is Carmelo Anthony mad at Phil Jackson? Here’s the evidence. On Tuesday, Jackson did a radio interview with CBS Sports that suggested Anthony, the best player on his team, the Knicks, tends to hold the ball too long, but is capable of playing a similar role to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant..." December 09

  • Chris Paul keeps hope of teaming with LeBron and Melo alive: ‘Anything’s possible’

    New York Daily News "Clippers All Star point guard Chris Paul is not ruling out joining forces with pals Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, saying "Definitely, anything's possible." Paul, who can become a free agent on July 1st, told the Open Run podcast with Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis that he has..." December 08

  • Carmelo Anthony annoyed, mum on Phil Jackson's ball hog remarks

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony was visibly annoyed when asked about Phil Jackson's assertion that he has a tendency to hold on to the ball too long. "I don't want to answer those questions," Anthony said after the Knicks' 126-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Anthony, who is normally..." December 08

  • Carmelo Anthony improving ball hog 'tendency,' Phil Jackson says

    ESPN "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony can play the "role that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played" in their teams' triangle offenses, but he believes that Anthony sometimes breaks a team rule by holding on to the ball for too long. "Carmelo a lot of times wants to hold..." December 07

  • Carmelo Anthony is opening a sports bar on his home turf

    Page Six "Now he’ll have his own place to hang after games. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is partnering with restaurateur Stratis Morfogen on a new sports bar near Madison Square Garden to be called Mr. Big Shot, Page Six has exclusively learned. The spot will feature an Asian-themed menu and will open..." December 01

  • Kristaps Porzingis says he doesn’t pay attention to calls for him to take over Knicks from Carmelo Anthony

    New York Daily News "The Garden crowd has established its position with groans and sighs when Carmelo Anthony gets the ball at the elbow and begins his jab step. It’s especially noticeable on nights Anthony is out of sync, like Monday when he shot a miserable 4-for-19 in the loss to OKC. The fanbase, the media, the..." November 30

  • Carmelo surprised Westbrook signed extension with Thunder

    New York Daily News "It was only four months ago when Russell Westbrook was the biggest free agent of the 2017 class. The Knicks, as usual with the top names (without much success), were rumored as a potential destination. But all that dissolved when Westbrook took the unusual step of signing a long-term extension..." November 27

  • Carmelo on OT game-winner: 'I wanted that moment'

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose shared Thanksgiving and then shared crunch time Friday at the Garden. It all tasted good in the end. So the beat goes on with the Knicks’ third straight win, fifth in six games and sixth in a row at home. They squeaked by for a thrilling 113-111 overtime win..." November 26

  • Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Took a Helicopter to Join Carmelo Anthony's Thanksgiving Dinner

    Complex "Thanksgiving is always more pleasant when you have friends unexpectedly show up at your house for dinner. Earlier this week, Derrick Rose invited himself for Thursday's family dinner at his teammate Carmelo Anthony and wife LaLa's house. Because they're Knicks teammates now, that's close enough to..." November 26

  • Derrick Rose invited himself to Carmelo Anthony’s Thanksgiving, doesn’t plan to bring anything

    Pro Basketball Talk "Derrick Rose is happy to be with the Knicks after spending his first eight NBA seasons with the Bulls in his hometown of Chicago. But it carries drawbacks this time of year, when his family is in Chicago for Thanksgiving. Thankfully for Rose, he’s headed to Carmelo Anthony‘s for..." November 22

  • There's a rumor swirling that Melo may be traded to Cleveland

    HNGN "It seems that NBA trade rumors are bugging New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony until now. He's been a familiar figure for a couple of weeks in rumor mills and seems that he will continue to be the hot topic in the coming days. And heading to the Cleveland Cavalier looks to be a perfect fit..." November 21

  • Melo: Knicks held productive team meeting Saturday

    ESPN "The New York Knicks held a meeting on Saturday between coaches, players and executives -- including team president Phil Jackson -- to clear the air over a few lingering issues. The meeting lasted about an hour, according to Carmelo Anthony, and the players did most of the talking. Jackson..." November 21

  • Carmelo Anthony doesn’t like Phil Jackson talking about LeBron James now, let alone using word ‘posse’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Following the lead of his manager – Maverick Carter, who criticized Phil Jackson’s use of the word “posse” to describe LeBron James‘ friends and business partners – LeBron indicated he lost respect for the Knicks president. The Cavaliers superstar elaborated why. LeBron, via Rick Noland of..." November 15

  • Carmelo Anthony questions why official ejected him Friday

    ESPN "Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said Saturday that he didn't think he deserved to be thrown out of Friday's game against the Celtics and hinted that a previous history with the referee who ejected him may have played a role in his dismissal. "I always feel it's something. Every time we ... I don't..." November 13

  • La La Anthony Believes NBA Ref Tony Brothers Has Personal Beef With Carmelo

    The Big Lead "Carmelo picked up a technical for arguing a foul call with Tony Brothers during the second quarter of Friday night’s game against the Celtics. Then he picked up another technical for arguing about the first one. And then he was gone. One of Carmelo’s wife La La’s followers complained that..." November 12

  • Does referee Tony Brothers have an issue with Carmelo Anthony?

    ESPN "Does referee Tony Brothers have a personal issue with New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony? That’s what Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony, tweeted on Friday night after Brothers whistled Anthony for two technical fouls against the Boston Celtics, triggering an ejection. Anthony wasn’t around to..." November 12

  • Carmelo Anthony is sick of talking about the Triangle offense

    CBS Sports "The Knicks lost again on Sunday, falling to 2-4 after a promising win last Thursday against Chicago. Kristaps Porzingis scored 28, and Carmelo Anthony did what he does, scoring 28 on 12-of-20 shooting, but in a 114-109 home defeat at the hands of the Jazz. It looks like another year where the..." November 07

  • LeBron James Won’t Say if He Discussed Teaming Up With Carmelo Anthony in Cleveland

    SLAM Online "It’s no secret that LeBron James wants to play alongside his best buddies in the NBA, but when it comes to whether or not he recruited Carmelo Anthony this summer, James isn’t saying. The two superstars will face off tonight, as the Cleveland Cavaliers get their championship rings. Melo..." October 26

  • LeBron mum on chats with Melo about possibly joining Cavs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the New York Knicks in town for the Cleveland Cavaliers' regular season opener, LeBron James gets to celebrate ring night Tuesday with teammates, family members and even some of his closest friends -- Carmelo Anthony included. Anthony, the high-priced star of the Knicks, will be on the..." October 26

  • Carmelo Anthony Opens Up on the Touchy Subject of Championship Rings

    Esquire "Standing near two parallel rows of big screens watching DJ Khaled and Carmelo Anthony play a post-apocalyptic shoot-'em-up game, I decided this was an unusual get-together. They were both wearing oversize red headphones with mics attached, grasping the sleek black controllers at waist level as..." October 25

  • Carmelo Anthony on anthem protests: ‘Enough of the gesturing and talking’

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is all for calling attention to issues of social injustice, but the New York Knicks star feels it is time for those who have been protesting to take the next step. In an interview with Howard Beck and Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report, Anthony said it is time for professional..." October 25

  • Carmelo Anthony wants D-League rebrand as part of next CBA

    SI "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony wants an overhaul in the NBA Development League as part of the discussion in the next collective bargaining agreement. Anthony says he wants to create more jobs for younger players, and wants every team to have an affiliate. Currently, there are 22 NBA..." October 18

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony spoke to Colin Kaepernick the day he sat for anthem

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony gave Colin Kaepernick advice the day that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback first sat down for the national anthem. In an extensive interview with The Undefeated's Howard Bryant about race in America and finding his voice, the New York Knicks forward revealed that he encouraged..." October 18

  • Carmelo sees a lot of Marc Gasol in teammate Hernangomez

    New York Daily News "One of the biggest revelations of New York's preseason has been the play of rookie Willy Hernangomez, a 22-year-old Spaniard who has displayed an impressive package of skills, awareness and agility for a center. Following Saturday's double-double effort (12 points, 12 rebounds) from..." October 16

  • Knicks, Carmelo Anthony sound naive to realities of Derrick Rose's trial

    Newsday "The Knicks didn’t anticipate that Derrick Rose would be in Los Angeles as long as he’s been for his sexual assault civil trial and are considering sending an assistant coach there to work with him. Rose left the team the morning of Oct. 5 and has missed five practices and two preseason games...." October 14

  • Carmelo shames mag’s top-50 NBA list: You ranked me where?!

    New York Post "When your player ranking almost matches your team’s 2014-15 win total (17, the Knicks’ fewest ever)? Most NBA players might be happy with that. Not Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who lashed out at SLAM Magazine Wednesday for listing him at No. 15 on their NBA Top 50 rankings. “@slamonline lost..." October 13