Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Melo planning community meeting for next week in L.A.

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is on a roll. While announcing his Olympic-team “town hall meeting” he is staging in Los Angeles will be held Monday, Anthony continued his activist role regarding “Black Lives Matter” issues when he criticized the fines levied against politically minded WNBA players. The..." July 22

  • Carmelo speaks carefully about his solo Durant recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is not resentful Kevin Durant didn’t strongly consider New York, and the Knicks star said fans should lay off Durant for making the decision to join the superpowers of Golden State. Anthony spent a late June weekend with Durant in New York before free agency began. Those..." July 20

  • Carmelo Anthony remains committed to change off the court

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony remains committed to using his powerful voice to make a positive change in the community. Within the last two weeks the Knicks forward has already shown a willingness to speak out about gun violence and social injustice. “What I put out there on Instagram and what we did for the..." July 19

  • Carmelo has yet another new cast, no excuse and likely a smile

    New York Post "At least Carmelo Anthony is used to this turnover. As Anthony gathers Monday in Las Vegas for the first of a five-day U.S. Olympic training camp, he’ll be surrounded by a host of new teammates. Only Anthony and Kevin Durant are back from the 2012 U.S. team that won gold in London. It’s not..." July 18

  • Carmelo Anthony again urges athletes not to be afraid to speak out

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony again called on his fellow athletes to use their platforms to speak out on social issues in the wake of the shooting deaths last week of two African-American men and five Dallas police officers. The Knicks' star wrote in a column for The Guardian newspaper that athletes..." July 13

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'We have to step up and take charge'

    ESPN "In the wake of the tragic shooting in Dallas that left five law enforcement officers dead, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony took to social media Friday morning to ask athletes to "step up" and "demand change" without resorting to violence. "Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work,"..." July 08

  • Carmelo Anthony Has Begun Recruitment Of Kevin Durant

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony has begun his recruitment of Kevin Durant in free agency. The New York Knicks are pursuing Durant in free agency. Anthony and Durant were teammates during the 2012 Olympics in London. "We've been together," said Anthony. "We've been talking." Durant's free agency meetings..." June 27

  • Phil Jackson: Rose trade is 'reinvigorating' for Anthony

    ESPN "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the addition of Derrick Rose will be "reinvigorating" for Carmelo Anthony. Anthony expressed concern over the direction of the franchise after the season, wondering whether the Knicks planned to compete in the near future or undergo a long-term..." June 24

  • Carmelo Anthony To Play In 2016 Olympics

    Daily Knicks "One of the most prominent storylines of the 2016 NBA season has been the top NBA stars’ seeming refusal to commit to the Summer Olympics. Some have pulled out altogether, with word remaining mum on the intentions of most others. It’s not as much about a desire to usher in a new generation as it..." June 23

  • Carmelo: Knicks really aren't 'that bad'

    The Score "Despite finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference with 32 wins, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is cautiously optimistic about his team's chances moving forward. With their starting frontcourt already set, Anthony believes the Knicks will need to fill just a few roster spots to once..." June 08

  • Carmelo Anthony: Wait and see about word on Knicks coach

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony was a pregame guest during batting practice at the Mets-Dodgers game at Citi Field on Friday night. Wearing a half-Yankees/half-Mets NY logo hat, the Knicks forward shared pleasantries and hugs with Mets such as Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Curtis Granderson and even Jerry..." May 28

  • Carmelo Anthony had no input on Knicks coaching search, happy with Jeff Hornacek

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson’s triangle offense may be taking a different shape with the impending hiring of Jeff Hornacek. And Carmelo Anthony, for one, is looking forward to the possibility. Anthony told WNBC on Saturday that he’s liked what he’s seen in Hornacek’s coaching style." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony excited to play faster pace under Jeff Hornacek

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony is looking forward to playing at a quicker pace under Jeff Hornacek, who is expected to be named the next head coach of the New York Knicks in the coming days. "I played against him a couple of times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix," Anthony said in an interview..." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'I'm in the prime of my career'

    New York Daily News "Robert Parish. Kevin Willis. Kevin Garnett. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kobe Bryant. Those are the names of the five players in NBA history who played at least 20 seasons in the league. Carmelo Anthony wants to be on the list, too. "I think I'm in the prime of my career right now. I have years to..." May 21

  • Carmelo Anthony rules out summer trade from Knicks

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony gave an assurance he won’t waive his no-trade clause this summer. Anthony spoke for 15 minutes Thursday, at a TechCrunch conference at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, about Melo7 Tech Partners, the company he started a year ago that invests in tech start-ups, then took questions..." May 12

  • Why Carmelo approves of Blatt, despite LeBron friction

    New York Post "Though his buddy LeBron James couldn’t stand him, Carmelo Anthony likes the idea of hiring former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, according to a person familiar with his thinking. Blatt interviewed with the Knicks two weeks ago and is being considered for the position, despite erroneous reports it..." May 11

  • Carmelo Anthony Wanted to Stay at Syracuse to Party

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony had a blast as a freshman at Syracuse. He had so much fun, in fact, he didn’t want to leave college for the NBA, the former Orangeman revealed to Sports Illustrated. "I was actually having so much fun at school," Anthony told Dan Patrick. "At that time Syracuse was maybe the No...." May 06

  • Carmelo Anthony on What He Wants From the Next Knicks Coach

    Complex "New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is in a room—a glass box in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, actually—with a polygraph and a polygraph operator, but we can’t hook him up to it. Instead, others will try it, with Anthony watching as they answer questions from friends and spouses. For..." May 03

  • Carmelo Anthony undecided about playing in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Chris Paul withdrew from this summer’s Olympic team, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are the only players left from the 2008 team. If they played this summer in Rio de Janeiro, they would have the chance to be the only men’s basketball players ever to win three gold medals. But James is..." April 30

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Would assume I'd be talking with Phil Jackson about coach

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven't spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. "I'm pretty..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony says he has not been consulted in Knicks' coaching search

    CBS Sports "When Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks in 2014, it was widely known that it was an awkward fit for both sides. The Knicks were clearly looking at a rebuild, and that just doesn't work with a superstar on board. Rumors of a possible trade have been floated and shot down several..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

    Bleacher Report "Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony: "Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and we didn't win but we had great games," per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. On Thursday, Anthony responded to..." April 28

  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony agree to play in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Officially, LeBron James has said he hasn’t made a decision about playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he would decide after the season (when he likely will have made his sixth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals). Carmelo Anthony has said he’d like to go to Rio if he can make Team..." April 24

  • Reason Carmelo Skipped Phil Jackson’s Triangle 101 Class

    Black Sports Online "This week, a reported 10 New York Knicks players, including rookie Kristaps Porzingis, were in attendance for a seminar on the Triangle Offense, hosted by none other than Knicks President Phil Jackson. He along with Kurt Rambis went over the basic principles of how the sets are supposed to work as..." April 23

  • Carmelo Anthony admits he's 'thought about' leaving Knicks

    Fox Sports "Carmelo Anthony's separation from the New York Knicks is inevitable. The writing is on the wall. As a 31-year-old on a team that's light years away from competing for a championship, ready to hire a new coach and start from the ground up around a 20-year-old phenom, Melo doesn't fit. Anthony..." April 15

  • Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson not exactly on same page as Knicks look to next season

    New York Daily News "It’s getting harder for Carmelo Anthony to keep his faith. The questions aren’t being answered. The concerns aren’t alleviated. As the Knicks star conducted a long press conference tinged with doubt, Anthony spent most of the time waffling between staying, going and asking questions through..." April 15

  • Report: Carmelo prefers Thibodeau to coach Knicks

    The Score "Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly made it abundantly clear that the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy is the gig he desires. His chances of making his way to The Big Apple should only be helped by a ringing endorsement from All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, who..." April 15

  • Carmelo Anthony may need assist from James Dolan on next Knicks coach

    New York Daily News "Must see television would be MSG Network taking us live into Phil Jackson’s exit meetings with the Knicks on Thursday morning. From the looks of things Arron Afflalo’s heart-to-heart with Phil will be an all-timer. Phil can begin with saying “so you think you’re a premier shooting guard. Does..." April 14

  • Carmelo to Knicks: Don’t exclude me from free-agent talks

    New York Post "The Knicks’ miserable season ended Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a 102-90 loss to the Pacers, with Carmelo Anthony sitting out and saluting July’s free-agent list he has all but memorized. In what seemed like a warning, Anthony reiterated he wanted input during free agency, adding..." April 13

  • Carmelo Anthony says he's focused on improving the Knicks, not leaving them

    ESPN "About 90 minutes after the New York Knicks' 93-89 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, someone asked Carmelo Anthony if he thought he may have played his final home game at Madison Square Garden. "No, no, I don’t think about that. Not right now,” he said. “I can’t think about that. My mindset..." April 11

  • Carmelo Anthony: Communication on hire needed if Knicks to right ship

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony would like to have some input on the Knicks' upcoming personnel decisions, including the club's next head-coaching hire. "I think you have to," he said Wednesday night. "I think you have to have some type of input, whether it's input or dialogue, whatever word that you want to..." April 07

  • Camelo Anthony on-court kid hug costs usher and security guard their jobs

    The Comeback "What was originally a fleeting, feel-good moment quickly became defined as a potential catastrophe for arena operators in New Orleans as an usher and an off-duty police officer were fired for not properly manning their posts near the end of the March 28 game at Smoothie King Center between the..." April 06

  • Carmelo Anthony describes relationship with Kristaps Porzingis as “organic”

    Pro Basketball Talk "If the Knicks are going to be good sooner rather than later, it’s most likely going to be in large part because Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis can make it work together. And Phil Jackson gets improved talent around them, including another elite star, but that’s another conversation for..." April 06

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  • Smoothie King Center's security undergoes shakeup after young boy runs onto court

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "An usher lost her job and a New Orleans police officer will no longer be hired by SMG to work security details for Pelicans games because of a breakdown that enabled a young boy to run onto the court to hug New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony during a game last week at the Smoothie King..." April 05

  • Carmelo Anthony to rest vs. Pacers

    The Score "Small forward Carmelo Anthony will not play when the New York Knicks face the Indiana Pacers on Sunday evening. Head coach Kurt Rambis said Anthony will "probably" rest for just one game. The Syracuse product is averaging 22.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 0.9 steals on 43.4 percent..." April 03

  • The life advice Carmelo Anthony gave injured Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is not a doctor and doesn’t play one on TV, but he knows about injuries in an NBA career. Though the sensible and logical course may be to sit Kristaps Porzingis the remaining five games to rest his sprained right shoulder, Anthony said it should be the rookie’s call, and he..." April 03

  • Melo Wants Rambis to Give Young Knicks More Playing Time

    New York Post "Knicks coach Kurt Rambis has no choice now but to play the young guys. During a team meeting Tuesday in Dallas, Knicks veterans Carmelo Anthony, Robin Lopez and Jose Calderon agreed to go to the coach and sacrifice their minutes so the younger players can see more action in the final two..." March 31

  • Kid runs on to court during game to hug Knicks' Carmelo Anthony

    New York Daily News "Knicks need hugs too. A young boy, unchecked by security at the Smoothie King Center, ran onto the court and hugged Carmelo Anthony in the fourth quarter of New York’s 99-91 loss Monday to the Pelicans. Anthony, who was standing at the top of the key waiting for an inbounds play, reciprocated..." March 29

  • Kristaps Porzingis on Melo: ‘We need him. I need him.’

    New York Daily News "As Carmelo Anthony declared Saturday that he has shut down talk of his no-trade clause for the remainder of the season, the young player who has benefited greatly from the All-Star's presence made a plea for him to stay with the franchise. "Obviously I want him to stay here. We need him. I need..." March 28

  • J.R. Smith: ‘Save me a spot’ on the LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony super team

    New York Daily News "J.R. Smith can be counted among those hoping to see past and current teammates Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James hook up to play with close friends Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade at some point later in their careers, as James suggested as a possibility earlier this week. James wasn't made available..." March 25

  • While Cavaliers deal with LeBron Twitter drama, Carmelo Anthony, Knicks face harsher reality

    New York Daily News "The best drama series currently not airing on Netflix features an aging President, a frustrated superstar and a star-crossed franchise that can't seem to get out of its own way. The Knicks under Phil Jackson have produced plenty of compelling storylines the last two years but not nearly enough..." March 24

  • LeBron Would Take Pay Cut for Melo, Wade, CP3

    Bleacher Report "On the night before the biggest high school basketball game in modern times, two teenage prodigies—strangers, soon to be rivals—sat on a hotel staircase and bonded. They talked for hours, though, only briefly about basketball. The boys had so much else in common: raised by single moms; brought..." March 24

  • Carmelo Anthony: I Really Wanted To Be Drafted By Pistons In 2003

    Real GM Basketball "One of the NBA's most monumental what-if's is what would have happened if the Detroit Pistons selected Carmelo Anthony instead of Darko Milicic. The Pistons went on to win the 2004 NBA Finals despite getting nothing from Milicic and had a streak of seven straight Eastern Conference..." March 23

  • Carmelo Anthony, Knicks couldn't be further from NBA title

    ESPN ""At times, we didn't even compete out there." These were Carmelo Anthony's words after the New York Knicks' 36-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. But, really, you can take the date and the opponent out of the equation. The phrase Anthony used above applies to dozens of..." March 18

  • Report: Knicks suspect Carmelo Anthony could explore trade

    Sportress of Blogitude "Despite saying time after time he wants to make it work with the New York Knicks, some members in the organization believe Carmelo Anthony may reconsider his loyalty should the team be incapable of bringing in an influx of talent to field a more competitive squad. Via ESPN’s Ian Begley: "…..." March 17

  • Carmelo Anthony trade options that need to happen

    The Sports Quotient "Carmelo Anthony, 31, has made headlines for reasons other than the ones he would probably prefer. First, a hullabaloo was made over Anthony’s expressed disappointment in his lack of a championship pedigree in comparison to three of his draft-mates and best friends: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and..." March 17

  • Carmelo says Knicks 'gotta do something' in free agency

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony says he had a "good" conversation with Phil Jackson about issues surrounding the New York Knicks earlier this week, but he sounds like a player eager to see what Jackson and the front office do to upgrade the roster this summer. "It's in their court. The ball is in their court,"..." March 15

  • Melo thankful for Kobe's mentorship ahead of final meeting

    The Score "Sunday night marks the final meeting NBA meeting between Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony when the Los Angeles Lakers host the New York Knicks. While neither a true rivalry nor a tight friendship materialized between Kobe and LeBron James the way many hoped, Bryant's relationship with Anthony..." March 13

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