Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Will Carmelo ignore escalating knee issue for All-Star Game again?

    New York Post "Now it’s really starting to feel like last season. Carmelo Anthony missed his unlucky seventh game Friday against Memphis with left knee soreness that became alarming enough he chose to take an MRI exam. Knicks coach Derek Fisher said the exam showed no structural damage and the injury still is..." February 06

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony will miss tonight's game against Memphis due to left knee soreness.

  • Melo should consider asking rebuilding Knicks for a trade to a contender

    New York Daily News "Wait until Carmelo Anthony finds out that Derek Fisher won’t be disappointed if the Knicks fail to make the playoffs. “The focus on the process,” Fisher said on Tuesday, “is more important than the result.” That’s easy for Fisher to say. He won championships as a player and his coaching..." February 04

  • Carmelo Anthony Takes a Shot at Leadership

    The Wall Street Journal "On the eve of training camp, Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks’ franchise player, was asked a question on a subject he has been quizzed about many times during his NBA career: leadership. Specifically, he was asked whether now, in his 13th season as a pro, he planned to become a more vocal leader for..." February 01

  • Carmelo Anthony too valuable for Knicks to trade

    ESPN New York "With the trade deadline less than three weeks away, the topic of a potential Carmelo Anthony deal is sure to come up at some point. Let’s put aside for a second the question of whether the Knicks have any plans to trade Anthony. Or whether Anthony has any desire to waive his no-trade..." January 30

  • Carmelo Anthony will not play vs. Raptors

    The Score "The New York Knicks will try to do something they haven't accomplished all season - win a game without Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks small forward will not play in Thursday night's matchup against the Toronto Raptors, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. Anthony will miss his..." January 28

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Steven Adams will play for the Thunder. No Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks.

  • Carmelo Anthony’s sore knee adds to Knicks’ problems

    Newsday "As if things weren’t going badly enough for the Knicks on Saturday night, there was the sight of Carmelo Anthony, most of his face covered by a towel, remaining on the bench and failing to return to the game because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. Anthony downplayed it after..." January 25

  • Carmelo Anthony’s all-around game has never been better

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis usually is on the court getting open looks because of the attention Carmelo Anthony demands or from his passes. But the last two games, Porzingis has gotten much more from watching Anthony. Porzingis was unable to finish Monday’s double-OT win over the 76ers because of a foot..." January 21

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    Today versus @Sixers : Carmelo Anthony is available; Kevin Seraphin (bruised right rib) will not dress.

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for today's game. FWIW, he looked pretty comfortable during a workout Saturday.

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    Steve Popper @StevePopper

    Melo likely out. Porzingis probable.

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Carmelo Anthony (sprained right ankle) is out tonight against Nets.

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony sprains ankle, will not return against Boston

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sprained his ankle late in the second quarter on Tuesday against the Boston Celtics when he stepped on an official's foot. Anthony came out of the game, got his ankle taped at halftime and started the third quarter, then left 19 seconds in when he was..." January 13

  • Carmelo Anthony has evolved, and the Knicks are better for it

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony needed multiple replays to be convinced that he did the right thing by passing up a potential game-winning shot and passing the ball to Jose Calderon on Friday night in San Antonio. The old Anthony wouldn’t have thought twice in that situation. “I probably take that shot,” he..." January 12

  • Carmelo Anthony is becoming the player critics always wanted him to be

    SB Nation "Maybe it's because Carmelo Anthony is now 31 and coming off the worst season of his career. Maybe Phil Jackson's beloved Triangle offense -- and the Zen philosophy he attaches to it -- has rubbed off on Anthony. Maybe Anthony now actually respects the players surrounding him and even seems to..." January 06

  • Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith react to Cleanthony Early shooting

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was asked Wednesday about the shooting of his teammate Cleanthony Early during a robbery outside of a strip club in Queens early Wednesday morning and offered the following perspective: Early's unfortunate incident sparked a conversation about whether..." December 30

  • Carmelo Anthony to return after missing 1 game for ankle injury

    ESPN "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will return to the lineup on Saturday following a one-game absence, according to the team. Anthony missed the Knicks' loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a right ankle sprain. The team announced via Twitter that head coach Derek Fisher said..." December 26

  • Carmelo Anthony has a Christmas beef with the NBA

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony was shocked when he saw the schedule in August and the Knicks were listed as off on Christmas Day. Yes, he prefers to be on center stage on the NBA’s showcase day, when five games will be shown on national TV. “I ain’t watching nothing,’’ Anthony said at Quicken Loans Arena..." December 23

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Carmelo Anthony will not play tonight vs #Cavs, Derek Fisher said

  • Carmelo Anthony hates to miss a LeBron duel, but …

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has been listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against LeBron James and the powerful Cavaliers because of a sprained right ankle, and the Knicks star said he may not know whether he will be able to play until closer to game time. Anthony sprained his ankle late in the..." December 22

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Melo questionable for tomorrow. Says may not know until game time.

  • Carmelo Anthony on Knicks sensation Kristaps Porzingis: ‘Nobody can come between us’

    Yahoo! Sports "Carmelo Anthony has a warning for those who think he won’t mesh with New York Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis. “I know what we have as teammates. Nobody can come between us despite what anybody says. Nobody,” Anthony told Yahoo Sports. Anthony has been the face of the Knicks since..." December 15

  • Carmelo blasts back at Barkley: ‘You know nothing about me’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony scoffed at Charles Barkley’s remark during the TNT telecast of Thursday’s Knicks-Kings game that Anthony needs to be “a better leader,’’ saying he’s never even met Barkley, and it “irks’’ him to hear criticism from somebody so detached from the Knicks. Anthony also said the..." December 13

  • Why Fisher singled out Carmelo in Knicks-wide tirade

    New York Post "Knicks coach Derek Fisher almost never calls a player out directly in the media, but he clearly sent a message to struggling Carmelo Anthony following Wednesday night’s disgrace in Salt Lake City. Anthony had another dismal shooting outing — 3 of 11 — to finish with 12 points. Over the past six..." December 10

  • Carmelo rant: Refs snub me because I’m too strong to flop

    New York Post "A candid Carmelo Anthony explained his recent frustrations at not getting enough foul calls, saying he’s been told by referees he’s the most “difficult player’’ to officiate and vowing he will never flop. Anthony, who has received a technical foul in two straight games, is in a five-game slump..." December 09

  • Carmelo Anthony is starting to grumble: What is it this time?

    New York Post "For the first time this season, there seemed to be genuine concern coming from coach Derek Fisher and the Knicks locker room. A dejected Carmelo Anthony stepped up the urgency after the 104-97 loss to the Mavericks on Monday dropped the Knicks to 10-12 and into 12th place in the improved..." December 09

  • Pros and cons of the Wizards abandoning the Durant dream to trade for Carmelo Anthony

    Washington Post "Earlier Thursday, we asked readers whether the Washington Wizards giving up the Kevin Durant dream to instead trade for Carmelo Anthony this season was a good or bad idea. Most people instantly reacted negatively, reasoning that if it takes that many players (ESPN’s Zach Lowe’s proposed trade was..." December 03

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony Trade ‘Doesn’t Fit’ Celtics’ Timeline, System

    NESN "As the Boston Celtics continue their up-and-down play, fans and pundits can’t resist wishing for the elusive superstar to lead the team back to prominence, despite the squad’s obvious improvement under coach Brad Stevens. Yet while many people remain focused on DeMarcus Cousins or Kevin..." December 03

  • Carmelo: Kobe Wanted Me to Come to the Lakers

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant would have made for an interesting pairing had they ever joined forces and, according to the Knicks star, Bryant "wanted it to happen." The New York Daily News reported Thursday that Anthony felt Bryant really wanted him to join the Lakers back in 2011 when the..." December 02

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony is still under the weather but expects to play tomorrow vs. Philadelphia. He missed Sunday's game due to illness.

  • Knicks GM: We Never Thought About Trading Melo

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony was at the Knicks' practice facility, rehabbing from knee surgery, when a skinny teenager from Latvia arrived for a pre-draft workout. Anthony watched Kristaps Porzingis shoot, and turned to Steve Mills, the Knicks' general manager, with a question, Mills recalled in a chat with..." December 01

  • Amar’e Stoudemire says he and Carmelo Anthony didn’t get enough opportunities together with Knicks

    New York Daily News "Amar'e Stoudemire once transformed the Knicks from miserable to relevant, becoming the signing that led to Carmelo Anthony and the first playoff berth in seven years. As Stoudemire said in a bit of an overstatement Monday, "Not only the city of New York but the State of New York was..." November 24

  • ‘Big brother’ Carmelo already talking NBA titles with Porzingis

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony never objected to Knicks president Phil Jackson selecting Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4, but had told insiders he wouldn’t have minded Duke swingman Justise Winslow or Arizona forward Stanley Johnson at that slot either. Of course, Anthony is ecstatic how it is playing out for the..." November 23

  • Carmelo Anthony’s legs are back — and his shot is proving it

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is getting hotter and his legs healthier. Sixteen days ago, Anthony said his flat jump shot and sub-40 percent field-goal percentage were due to not regaining the power in his legs after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left patellar tendon last February. In continuing his..." November 16

  • Carmelo Anthony at center of Knicks’ endgame meltdown problem

    New York Post "While the Knicks have been more competitive than many expected, their fourth-quarter failings have been worse than anybody could have imagined, as bad as any team in the NBA. Coming off back-to-back late-game collapses and some of the worst clutch play in the league, if the Knicks have..." November 15

  • Carmelo Anthony dumps more cold water on Kobe-to-Knicks dream

    New York Post "Contrary to Phil Jackson’s statement in late September that Kobe Bryant will return next season with another NBA team, Carmelo Anthony says his buddy won’t ever leave Los Angeles. It remains to be seen if Bryant even plays another season when his contract expires. He is muddling through a rough..." November 08

  • LeBron: Carmelo thrilled with new-look Knicks

    New York Post "They meet again — with Carmelo Anthony still holding a regular-season edge over his longtime buddy LeBron James. Last time Anthony visited Quicken Loans Arena, he led the Knicks to a stunning victory in the Cavaliers’ season opener last November that began James’ second stint in Cleveland. That..." November 04

  • Carmelo Anthony scores 37 against Wizards after Jared Dudley's critique

    ESPN "Saying he circled this game on his calendar, Carmelo Anthony had a point to prove to Washington's Jared Dudley that he is not the most overrated player in the NBA. Dudley said back in May that the New York Knicks star was overrated because of his inability to go deep into the playoffs. He would..." November 01

  • Carmelo Anthony’s stats get much worse closer you look

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony’s regular season has started the same way his preseason ended: with an ice-cold shooting touch the Knicks can ill afford. It’s never a good sign when your unquestioned franchise player is also one of your coldest, but that’s the situation the Knicks find themselves in. Anthony..." October 30

  • Carmelo talks ‘F— New York’ video, need for Knicks patience

    New York Post "Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday he was just “being honest’’ when asked about his profane Vice Sports video in which he states he sometimes wakes up and says “F—k this place’’ and “F—k New York’’ Anthony also said in the video, “There’s no patience here in New York…One day you’re..." October 28

  • Carmelo Anthony’s new Knicks role defies his worst reputation

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is the superstar who on most nights will carry the Knicks on his broad shoulders, taking all the tough shots and all the heat if things don’t go as well as expected. He’s built for that, built for the spotlight, the pressure and all the expectations. He knows what the deal is and..." October 28

  • Carmelo Anthony: Last year’s 65-loss agony may be ‘blessing’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony says last season’s 17-65, injury-wracked nightmare has given him a new “perspective,’’ could become “a blessing’’ and will turn out to be a major aberration. Though shy about playoff predictions, Anthony has vowed to prove those who think he’s on the downside of his career at 31..." October 25

  • Amar’e Stoudemire on who has assisted him the most: ‘Carmelo’s definitely not up there’

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no secret that the Carmelo Anthony-Amar’e Stoudemire Experiment in New York was a worse pairing than Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf in the latest Indiana Jones movie. While Stoudemire thrived when he first came to the Knicks in 2010-11, averaging 25.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game..." October 24

  • Carmelo Anthony ‘laughs’ at Knicks forecasts of 20-odd wins

    New York Post "Despite not being mentioned as one of the top six MVP candidates in the NBA GM prediction survey, Carmelo Anthony said expect a big year from him and expect a better Knicks win total than seen in current projections. USA Today has the Knicks down for 20 wins and esteemed prognosticator Nate..." October 20

  • Melo to Knicks coaches: Hold me accountable

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony issued a "challenge" to the New York Knicks coaching staff recently: He wants them to hold him accountable for his mistakes. "Call it out in the film session so everybody can see that and hear that. By them doing that, it kind of forces me to be at the top level of my game on..." October 15

  • Melo: I 'hated' Sasha Vujacic before we became teammates

    Newsday "The incident occurred nearly eight years ago, but neither player forgot it. Carmelo Anthony said Sasha Vujacic brought it up to him right away when they saw each other at the Knicks' facility. Anthony, then with the Nuggets, choked the Lakers' Vujacic during a game and was ejected. Anthony..." October 12

  • Carmelo Anthony is in last stage of rehab

    New York Post "Derek Fisher walked off the Verizon Center court and into the tunnel alongside a larger-than-usual Knicks security force after the Knicks’ 115-104 win over the Wizards. The security brigade couldn’t prevent a heckler from shouting: “Hey Derek, if you see Matt Barnes, let him know I said, ‘What’s..." October 11

  • ‘Hell no!’ Melo balks at notion of requesting trade

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony is the last Knick standing after five years of turnover and turmoil, a stretch that includes four team presidents and three head coaches. Wielding a no-trade clause and the highest salary in the organization besides James Dolan, Anthony assured Monday that he isn’t going anywhere..." October 06

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony says "hell no" when asked if he thinks he'd get to a point where he'd ask for a trade this year. "I already came this far."