Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Carmelo Anthony says business a big reason he stayed with Knicks

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony said Thursday there were business reasons in addition to basketball ones that led him to re-sign with the Knicks this offseason. "I just couldn't leave from that perspective," he said at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in Manhattan. "There were so many opportunities that I..." September 05

  • How will Melo fit in triangle?

    ESPN New York "With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: How will Carmelo Anthony fit into the triangle offense? Last week, we posed the question above to a longtime scout for an Atlantic Division team. His first..." August 26

  • Carmelo looks skinny, feels confident: ‘Can’t wait to get started’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony already has claimed Knicks fans should not expect a championship this season. But the playoffs are another matter. In fact, Anthony on Monday asserted his belief the Knicks “absolutely” will be back in the playoffs after missing out last season. “Yeah, I think so for sure...." August 19

  • Trainer: Melo sheds pounds, adds years

    ESPN New York "There were several reasons behind Carmelo Anthony's decision to drop a few pounds this summer. One of them? To make sure he’s healthy enough to play at a high level through the life of his new five-year Knicks deal. “In anything, you get older, and getting leaner and lighter helps with the..." August 18

  • ‘Melo getting into triangle shape

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony took a $5 million pay cut on his new contract, but it appears he took a bigger cut in weight. According to an Anthony confidant, Anthony has done so in order to resemble his physique as a rookie with the Nuggets and to be more viable in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. A photo..." August 14

  • Did Carmelo Anthony get skinny like LeBron James?

    Newark Star-Ledger "NBA Trend Alert: Superstars are shedding pounds to help with the rigors of a long season. LeBron James, of course, was the trend-setter. He appeared more svelte recently after signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks like he's done the same -- on Monday,..." August 12

  • Carmelo Anthony: I want to win

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in Phil Jackson and his belief that the Knicks "aren't that far away from contending for an NBA title" why he opted to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls. "I want to win. I don't care about the..." July 26

  • Knicks' Anthony starts up venture capital firm

    ESPN New York "Signed to the New York Knicks for another five seasons, Carmelo Anthony is already looking to life after basketball. On Monday, Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose only partners are Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the..." July 21

  • Carmelo’s 5-year, $124M deal has a no-trade clause

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol. With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA..." July 16

  • Carmelo’s $6M discount can help Knicks mightily next offseason

    New York Post "Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony took less than the maximum $129 million contract, and the Zen Master declared he needs his star player to maximize his teammates to win a championship. Anthony officially announced he was coming back on his website early Sunday afternoon, writing an essay with..." July 14

  • Carmelo, Knicks negotiating 5-year deal

    ESPN New York "Representatives for Carmelo Anthony are presently in negotiations on a contract that will bring him back to the New York Knicks, sources tell ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. The Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets have been told by Anthony's representatives to move on, the sources said. Knicks..." July 12

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Phil said he has texted Carmelo a few times in the last week and he hasn't heard back from him. ..... Now Phil knows how the media feels.

  • Bulls likely losers in Carmelo Anthony derby

    Chicago Tribune "A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol. Twitter somehow survived. Though the Bulls had yet to be told officially they're out..." July 10

  • Carmelo Reconsidering Bulls As Option

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen A. Smith and Mike McGraw are reporting that Carmelo Anthony is having second thoughts about re-signing with the New York Knicks, with the Chicago Bulls resurfacing as an option. Anthony has regained interest in the Bulls and Tom Thibodeau is reportedly keeping him interested." July 10

  • Fisher told Anthony: Knicks will be better under new regime

    New York Post "In his first comments since free agency began, Knicks rookie head coach Derek Fisher said he made a guarantee to Carmelo Anthony: The club will be better next season because of the new system. Anthony has yet to make a decision about his future, and Fisher wouldn’t say if he felt good about the..." July 09

  • Melo will return to Knicks, announcement expected Thursday

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony is prepared to spend the prime years of his career in New York, the Daily News has learned. A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after "agonizing over this" for the past week. "He..." July 09

  • Carmelo holding out hope Phil can deliver LeBron to Knicks

    New York Post "This is Carmelo Anthony’s “dream” — play in New York with LeBron James this season. That’s right. New York. Not Miami. Too bad it’s a long shot to happen. According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president Phil Jackson can pull a miracle and clear out the..." July 09

  • Melo hesitating to see if he can team with LeBron?

    New York Post "The Knicks expected Carmelo Anthony’s decision by Monday, but heard only crickets. A growing belief within the organization is Anthony is waiting to make sure there is no possible way of hooking up with LeBron James in Miami or Los Angeles. While Anthony monitors the South Beach drama, James is..." July 08

  • Knicks 'confident' despite L.A.'s Melo push

    ESPN New York "The Lakers may have emerged as strong contenders in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard on Sunday that the Knicks “remain confident” in their chances of re-signing Anthony. Anthony spent Sunday mulling over his options. There was an unconfirmed rumor..." July 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    After contemplating his options this weekend,free agent Carmelo Anthony's decision isn't expected to linger late into the week,a source said

  • Lakers make 'strong impression' on Anthony

    ESPN Los Angeles "In a surprising twist, the Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as the team that most worries the New York Knicks in their attempt to re-sign superstar free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. While the Knicks remain confident in their chances to..." July 06

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

    Hearing the Lakers made a MAJOR impact on Melo this week - it's now a legit 3-way battle between LA/Chi/NYK to land him. Crazy NBA weekend.

  • Bulls face long odds of landing Carmelo Anthony

    Chicago Tribune "For a team whose most famous courtside fan is Jack Nicholson, going Hollywood comes easily and natural for the Lakers. It's a more cumbersome role for the Bulls, and not just because the franchise is currently more associated with grit than glitz. As the Lakers used a video by the producer..." July 04

  • Kobe back from Europe for Melo pitch

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant flew in late Wednesday night from a European vacation so he could play a key part in the team's pitch to free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Bryant has a long history and friendship with..." July 03

  • Bulls 'pessimistic' about landing Melo?

    ESPN New York "As the Bulls prepared for their Tuesday meeting with Carmelo Anthony, some members of the team’s hierarchy were pessimistic about Chicago’s chances of landing Anthony. “They’re worried that he’s headed back to New York,” a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking said of early Tuesday..." July 03

  • Cuban On Melo Meet: 'All Business + Ball'

    NBA.com "If it's about "time invested," the Dallas Mavericks have already lost. If it's about "getting straight to the point" -- and Carmelo Anthony actually comprehends the message -- all is not lost ... Yet. Melo's free-agency showcase meant a nine-hour session with the Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday..." July 03

  • Jeremy Lin feels 'disrespected' by Rockets' Carmelo Anthony jersey pitch?

    SI.com "The Carmelo Anthony free agency sweepstakes moved from Chicago to Houston on Wednesday, and the Rockets' attempts to woo the All-Star forward have apparently rubbed one of their own players the wrong way. Anthony arrived at the Toyota Center in Houston to see images of himself in a Rockets No...." July 03

  • Daryl Morey addresses criticism in Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony situation

    The Dream Shake "A few minutes after the pictures of the Toyota Center covered in Carmelo Anthony in Rockets gear hit the internet, many started noticing something odd about the photos. Carmelo Anthony was depicted in a Rockets jersey with his number 7, the same number that incumbent guard Jeremy Lin has worn with..." July 03

  • Melo to meet with Bulls first

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony is planning to meet with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago on the opening day of free agency after the NBA's offseason market officially opens Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., according to sources familiar with Anthony's plans. Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony is in the process of arranging..." June 30

  • Together Again? Ex-Knick Tyson Chandler Plans To Recruit Carmelo Anthony

    CBS New York "Tyson Chandler has a new home in Dallas. Of course, this isn’t the first go-round in Texas for the big man. The 7-foot-1 center won his lone championship with the Mavericks in 2011. Chandler wants nothing more than to win another title, and who can help get him to the promised land? You..." June 28

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Lakers' dream is to add LeBron & Melo this summer. If that fails would go for CBosh & Melo, sources say. That's assuming Bosh opts out

  • Carmelo Anthony aims to make free-agent decision in second week of July

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony hopes to make a decision on where he will play next season in the second week of July, a source told Yahoo Sports. Anthony opted out of his contract with the Knicks recently to become an unrestricted free agent and can begin talking to teams July 1. A..." June 27

  • Knicks president Phil Jackson again asks Carmelo Anthony to take less money

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson was frolicking in Turkey just last week, and the second the Knicks president returns stateside he is back to playing a game of ‘max deal’ chicken with Carmelo Anthony. Jackson reiterated on Thursday that his preference is to re-sign Anthony while making it abundantly clear that the..." June 27

  • NBA trade season has begun, with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in mind

    Washington Post "LeBron James met with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for a light lunch at a boutique hotel near South Beach on Wednesday to discuss their future plans. When the summit concluded, James sped off in a burgundy sports car, and the chase for his services began in earnest. Later in the evening, James..." June 27

  • Lakers not included on Carmelo Anthony's list of free-agent visits

    SB Nation "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony plans on visiting the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls when free agency begins on July 1, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The Los Angeles Lakers are conspicuously absent from Anthony's list, but Kobe Bryant still plans on recruiting him..." June 26

  • Kobe Bryant recruiting Carmelo Anthony, according to report

    Silver Screen And Roll "Carmelo Anthony is preparing for free agency on July 1 and has meetings lined up with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls. The Los Angeles Lakers are not scheduled to meet with Anthony, but Kobe Bryant has already reached out to the star free agent and intends to personally..." June 25

  • Mavs 'real players' for LeBron, Melo

    ESPN.com "The Mavericks' decision-makers don't know how good their odds are of landing LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony in free agency. They are certain, however, that those odds got a heck of a lot better in the last few hours. "It makes us real players for LeBron [or] Carmelo," a team source told..." June 25

  • Carmelo Anthony to make 3 visits

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony has decided to visit the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls once teams are allowed to meet with free agents on July 1, according to league sources. The meetings have not been set up because the teams are not yet allowed to contact free agents. But Anthony has..." June 25

  • Nowitzki "thrilled" for Chandler trade, willing to recruit Carmelo Anthony

    Sporting News "They’re getting the band back together in Dallas. Or, at least, one significant part of the band. Tyson Chandler, who left Dallas for New York as a free agent in 2011, is heading to the Mavericks in a trade that will send guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington to the Knicks,..." June 25

  • Boeheim: Thibodeau 'very excited' about chance of coaching Carmelo

    CBSSports.com "Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told the New York Post's Marc Berman that Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has talked to him about free-agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony: Boeheim and Thibodeau were together last summer in Las Vegas during Team USA's training camp as assistant coaches for Mike..." June 25

  • Boeheim: Melo would take less $

    ESPN New York "Jim Boeheim believes Carmelo Anthony is open to taking less money if it means he can win. "In my opinion he wants to win," Syracuse’s head coach told ESPNChicago.com about his former player. "I think that's the bottom line. He realizes that this is his peak; three or four years ahead, where's..." June 25

  • Teams eye LeBron, Melo pairing

    ESPN.com "With LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony officially opting out of their contracts, multiple teams have begun the process of exploring roster moves that would create sufficient salary-cap space to try to sign 2014's marquee free agents in tandem this summer, according to sources close to the..." June 24

  • Seven teams 'expect' to pitch Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony has yet to publicly reveal the process by which he plans to entertain other teams in free agency now that he has opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks, but the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams that expect to..." June 24

  • The Knicks’ dream of pairing LeBron, Carmelo now all but dead

    New York Post "The Knicks’ dream vision of pairing Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in the summer of 2015 took a big hit with Tuesday’s decision by King James to opt out of his Miami contract. The chances of James and Anthony pairing up elsewhere this summer also appear slim, while the dreamer could say it’s..." June 24

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah keeps calling, but Knicks star Carmelo Anthony's not answering . . . yet

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony has been getting quite a few recruiting calls from Joakim Noah over the past week, but according to people close to the Knicks star, he hasn’t returned one of them. We’re guessing Anthony might call Noah back after he officially opts out of his contract with the Knicks, no..." June 23

  • Thibodeau making push to bring Carmelo into fold

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls’ push to acquire New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is heating up heading into NBA draft week, and perhaps no one wants his services more than coach Tom Thibodeau. According to one of Anthony’s former coaches, Thibodeau has reached out to him and to several other coaches who have..." June 22

  • Rondo: Celtics Need to Make Run at Melo

    Basketball Insiders "Rajon Rondo said he believes Carmelo Anthony is the “missing piece’’ for the Bulls and even threw the Celtics’ hat into the ring for the likely soon-to-be free agent. “I hate to say it, but he just might be [the missing piece],’’ Rondo said on ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie. “[The Bulls] have a great..." June 21

  • Dirk: Melo not a realistic option for Mavericks

    ESPN Dallas "Dirk Nowitzki isn't holding his breath on the Dallas Mavericks landing Carmelo Anthony. When asked Friday about how realistic it would be to see Anthony in a Mavs uniform, Nowitzki said: "Not really." "Somebody in his camp brought up the Mavericks first. It's not like we brought him up. If..." June 20

  • Rockets Poised to Make Texas-Sized Offers in Free Agency to LeBron, Melo

    Bleacher Report "There is a chance, however small, that LeBron James will take his talents away from South Beach next month, reversing his infamous decision in 2010 and torpedoing the Miami Heat's self-esteem—along with their title hopes. If it happens, executives around the league will rejoice and raise a..." June 20

  • Pat Riley all but rules out trying to lure Knicks’ Carmelo to Miami

    New York Daily News "The Miami Heat isn’t interested in expanding to a Big Four with Carmelo Anthony. Heat president Pat Riley just about closed the door entirely on making a run at a maximum-contract player such as Anthony, who has been linked to the Heat because of his relationship with LeBron James and the fact..." June 20