Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • What Derek Fisher is looking for from Carmelo when he returns

    New York Post "Derek Fisher is hoping Carmelo Anthony rejoins the club soon to serve as an off-the-court leader. Anthony has stayed away from the Knicks since his knee surgery Thursday. He is still on crutches. The Post reported Monday the surgery repaired an undisclosed partial tear of his left patellar..." February 26

  • Carmelo Anthony’s top free-agency options were both wrong

    New York Post "This should halt some of the second-guessing that Carmelo Anthony should have gone to the Windy City. This has been a miserable season for Carmelo Anthony and his Knicks. But Anthony’s free-agent concerns about the Bulls’ future also were validated by the bombshell news that point guard Derrick..." February 26

  • Carmelo played much of season with tear in his knee

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony played most of the season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon, The Post has learned. In new details, the debridement part of Thursday’s surgery was to clean out the calcium deposits that formed within the partial tear, so the tear could be repaired. If Anthony had..." February 24

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Knicks announce Carmelo Anthony had surgery today.

  • Anthony’s post-op timetable is worst-case scenario: doctor

    New York Post "A leading orthopedic surgeon told The Post Phil Jackson’s possible four- to six-month timetable for Carmelo Anthony seems a worst-case scenario, allowing for the possibility other damage is found during knee surgery this weekend. Dr. Wellington K. Hsu, an orthopedic surgeon and endowed..." February 19

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Carmelo headed for knee surgery in the near future, I'm told, and will be ruled out for rest of the season as he hinted during AS Weekend

  • Sources: Melo out for season; set for surgery

    ESPN New York "The New York Knicks will rule out forward Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season later Wednesday, according to sources. Anthony will undergo surgery on his left knee soon, according to sources. The Knicks' leading scorer and franchise player has been dealing with soreness in his left..." February 18

  • Carmelo’s two wishes for the Knicks for rest of this lost season

    New York Post "The Knicks come out of the All-Star break and head toward Thursday’s trade deadline with the NBA’s worst record, Amar’e Stoudemire has headed to Dallas and Carmelo Anthony is imminently headed for the shelf, expected to be shut down for the rest of the season. Stoudemire’s stay in New York..." February 18

  • Melo 'very likely' to be shut down after ASG

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday on ESPN Radio that it's "very likely" he will shut it down after the All-Star Game. Anthony maintained that he plans to play in Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden, "even if it's just a few minutes" -- but could be done playing after..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant says he won't ask Carmelo Anthony for advice about free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Kevin Durant won't be a free agent until the end of the 2016 season, but when he does, don't expect him to be blowing up Carmelo Anthony's phone. Durant was asked during NBA All-Star Weekend Media Day whether he would solicit advice from Anthony on the free agency process. He told reporters..." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony ready to recruit at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend is Carmelo Anthony's party. There are no other New York Knicks on the Eastern Conference all star team. And the Brooklyn Nets, for all their expensive salaries, placed only Mason Plumlee in the dunk competition. So it's Carmelo's show, and he's reveling in it,..." February 12

  • Carmelo ‘probably’ will play in All-Star Game — after that, who knows

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he expects to play in the All-Star Game at the Garden, all but committing to Sunday’s game, but added he’s not sure how long he will play once the season resumes — if at all. Anthony sat out the Knicks’ 89-83 loss to the Magic on Wednesday night to rest his sore left knee,..." February 12

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Fisher says Melo probably won't play tonight.

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    Fisher says Melo (knee) will not play tonight against the Magic.

  • Carmelo may skip All-Star Game with knee ‘tendon’ damage

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony cast doubt on his All-Star availability, saying he won’t play in the All-Star Game Sunday at the Garden if his left knee doesn’t improve much over the next few days while revealing he has a tendon injury and not loose cartilage. After reaggravating the injury Monday in Miami,..." February 10

  • Ailing Carmelo talks shutdown in another disastrous loss

    New York Post "After aggravating his sore left knee again, Carmelo Anthony admitted after Monday night’s 109-95 loss to the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena the end is near. While his status for the All-Star Game at the Garden doesn’t appear in serious jeopardy, Anthony isn’t sure he’ll be able to play in..." February 10

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony predicts another comeback for Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Times "It's been heard before, and quite a bit in recent years: Kobe Bryant will come back from (insert injury here) and prove everybody wrong. It was uttered again by Carmelo Anthony, the latest to predict a productive return for Bryant, whose season ended after only 35 games because of a torn..." February 02

  • Melo on Knicks' rebuild: 'The time is now' "How does a franchise rebuild around a 30-year-old superstar in his 12th season in the NBA? That’s a question many around the NBA have wondered since Phil Jackson signed Carmelo Anthony to a $124 million contract instead of rebuilding the New York Knicks from scratch. Well, Derek Fisher..." February 02

  • Carmelo and Kobe decided they wouldn’t work as teammates

    New York Post "It’s a good thing Carmelo Anthony didn’t join the Lakers and bank on the health of buddy Kobe Bryant. Bryant is now sidelined for nine months after tearing the rotator cuff in his left shoulder and will miss Super Bowl Sunday’s not-so-glamorous Knicks-Lakers matchup, which was removed from..." January 31

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    Fisher says Melo will play tonight

  • Melo rips tanking: 'Bad mentality'

    ESPN New York "Some New York Knicks fans want to see the team tank the season to land a top pick in the NBA draft. But to star forward Carmelo Anthony, that is a "bad mentality to have." "I don't know how to have that mindset," Anthony said Wednesday night after the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-91..." January 22

  • Why refreshed Carmelo is resisting ‘the easiest thing to do’

    New York Post "Prince Harry would have been proud. Anthony said his knee and body felt very good after his two-week break and said he wants to be there for the young guys experiencing this catastrophic Knicks season. Anthony scored 25 points in 27 minutes, had three steals and two assists but eight..." January 16

  • Melo: Surgery 'only option' at some point

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony acknowledged on Monday that he will likely need surgery to repair his injured left knee. "I'm pretty sure at some point that's going to be my only option," Anthony said after the team's afternoon practice. "But until that time I can't sit out. ... I feel..." January 13

  • Melo: 'Not shutting it down for season yet'

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony says he doesn't yet have any plans to shut down his season due to pain in his knee. In a video on Bleacher Report, Anthony addressed speculation that he might eventually sit out the season with the sputtering New York Knicks (5-32) having little to play for. "I'm all right,"..." January 07

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Carmelo Anthony has been resisting idea of resting that sore knee, but Knicks have been encouraging him to sit, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Could Melo Sit The Rest Of The Season?

    ESPN New York "With the Knicks in the midst of a throwaway season, coach Derek Fisher has acknowledged the possibility that Carmelo Anthony might eventually sit out the remainder of the campaign due to a knee injury. Anthony has been playing with soreness in his left knee since the second game of the..." January 03

  • Carmelo pulled with aching knee in Knicks’ 8th straight loss

    New York Post "The Knicks are well on pace to finish with the worst record in franchise history, and it’s looking more and more as if Carmelo Anthony won’t make it to the finish line. Anthony did not finish Sunday’s 101-79 blowout loss to the Trail Blazers, pulled at halftime by coach Derek Fisher after..." December 29

  • Carmelo Anthony turning down the Bulls was a blessing in disguise for Chicago

    Pro Basketball Talk "The first game at the United Center between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks should have been a spectacle. After the Bulls’ much-publicized pursuit of Carmelo Anthony this summer, here was an opportunity for the Chicago’s fans to make their feelings known. But then, nothing happened...." December 19

  • Carmelo won’t allow himself to think ‘what if’ on Bulls

    New York Post "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” A wise poet once proclaimed those words, but undoubtedly the layman believes the saddest phrase for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony these days sounds like, “I coulda been a Bull! What have I done?” The story has been..." December 18

  • Ex-Knick Chandler pities Melo

    ESPN New York "Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler feels sorry for former New York Knicks teammate Carmelo Anthony, the face of a team that fell to 5-22 with Tuesday's 107-87 loss to the Mavs. "I do because he's a competitor," said Chandler, who received a warm ovation from the crowd in his return to..." December 17

  • Carmelo would consider waiving no-trade clause

    New York Post "This is how bad it has gotten for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks: Five months after swearing his allegiance to New York and signing a five-year, $124 million contract, sources told The Post the All-Star forward would be open to dropping his no-trade clause if team president Phil Jackson strikes a..." December 13

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Fisher will start Melo and indicates keep him in for shorter stretches.

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony says he won't play tonight due to soreness in his knee. #Knicks

  • Carmelo Anthony could be facing surgery to fix ailing left knee ... but when?

    New York Daily News "It may take a small miracle for Carmelo Anthony to end up in the playoffs this season and similarly it may take a minor miracle for the Knicks franchise player not to land on an operating table at some point. According to a source, Anthony has been playing with left knee soreness for much of..." December 10

  • Ailing Carmelo threatens to shut it down as Knicks hit rock bottom

    New York Post "Let the tanking begin. It’s now nine straight losses, a 4-19 record that ties the Knicks for most defeats in the NBA, and Carmelo Anthony threatening to shut it down to rest his sore left knee. It may have hit rock bottom in the Big Easy. With Anthony having a quiet night — possibly..." December 10

  • Melo: Bulls were 'perfect fit' in free agency

    ESPN New York "At one point over the summer, Carmelo Anthony says he decided to sign with the Chicago Bulls. "It was one part of time where I was just like, 'Yo, I'm going,'" Anthony said in a documentary detailing his free agency that aired Tuesday night on MSG Network. Anthony ultimately decided to..." December 04

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony: Sometimes 'it's like we don't want to be out there' "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in the preseason that didn't want another season like last year. The team went 37-45, missed the playoffs and completely failed to live up to expectations. Now, the Knicks are 4-14, not much different than the 3-12 record they held on Dec. 1, 2013. Big..." December 01

  • Behind-the-scenes look at Carmelo’s would-be plot to join Bulls

    New York Post "A new documentary detailing his two-week free-agent odyssey in July depicts how close Carmelo Anthony was to requesting a sign-and-trade to join Chicago, saying, “There was one point in time I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going.’’’ The behind-the-scenes, day-by-day look at Anthony’s free-agency tour will..." November 29

  • Knicks worry with Carmelo expected to miss rest of trip

    New York Post "J.R. Smith decided it best not to speak with Carmelo Anthony late Monday night in the visitor’s locker room in Houston about his own preseason experience with back spasms. Anthony didn’t look coherent enough to talk. In fact, Anthony was barely able to speak. “To be able to fight through..." November 28

  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful vs. OKC "The New York Knicks will likely be short-handed for Friday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team has listed forward Carmelo Anthony as doubtful for Friday's game due to back spasms. Anthony said on Wednesday that he remained "stiff" and "sore" due to the spasms, which surfaced..." November 27

  • Amar’e offers a frightful possibility for Carmelo’s back

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire had back spasms during the 2011 playoffs that turned out to be related to a bulging disk. He was shut down late the following season, in March, because of the disk issue. Since that lockout year, Stoudemire’s disk has healed and his back spasms are a thing of the past...." November 27

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Fisher says J.R. Smith will start in place of Carmelo Anthony tonight. #Knicks

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    INJURY UPDATE: Carmelo Anthony did not practice today in Dallas with the team and is listed as doubtful for tomorrow with back spasms.

  • Carmelo: Dwight ‘tried extremely hard’ in Rockets recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Knicks say Carmelo Anthony has back spasms. He is questionable to return.

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    ClutchFans @clutchfans

    Carmelo Anthony hurt, heading to the locker room.

  • Melo: I want a 'bulletproof legacy'

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony doesn't want his legacy to be defined solely by wins and losses -- he wants to be known as more than a basketball player when his career ends. "What I really want is a bulletproof legacy," Anthony told ESPN The Magazine. "How can I be known for being a..." November 21

  • Carmelo Anthony: My left knee has been hurting since Game 2

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony was flat on his back on the trainer’s table after the 117-113 loss to the Bucks Tuesday — his left knee being rubbed with ice by assistant trainer Anthony Goenaga. There was nothing to hide anymore. Anthony came clean. He revealed he has been battling knee pain since the..." November 19

  • Melo says Knicks were plagued by ‘bad energy’ last season

    SNY TV "Carmelo Anthony isn’t naming names, but he believes the Knicks were plagued by “bad energy” last season when they missed the playoffs one year after winning 54 games. “I think just overall, not pointing anything out, but just overall from day one last year the energy was just not right,”..." November 04

  • Carmelo Anthony nets 20,000th career point

    ESPN New York "Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony joined the NBA’s 20,000-point club on Sunday night. Anthony knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing with 7:41 to go in the first quarter to reach the 20,000-point threshold. Anthony is the 40th player in NBA history to reach the milestone and the eighth..." November 03