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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
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The New York Post is reporting that the Celtics will consider trading for Carmelo Anthony if they are eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
According to the Post, the Celtics coaching staff was in favor of trading for Anthony at the trade deadline, but GM Danny Ainge had too many reservations. The article also states that Jae Crowder would be the primary player the Knicks would target in return. After a tumultuous past month for both Anthony and the Knicks franchise, it seems more likely than ever that Melo has already played his final game in a New York uniform. At this point, it appears it's only a matter of when, not if, Anthony gets traded. Apr 21 - 9:10 AM

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Knicks president Phil Jackson said he thinks Carmelo Anthony "would be better off somewhere else."

"We have not able to win with him on the court," Jackson said. It's no secret that the Zen Master has been trying to get Melo out of New York, but it took until the offseason for him to go with a clear statement like this one. Earlier today, an ESPN report said Melo is "leaning strongly" to waiving his no-trade clause. He and his family love NY, but he may have played his last game as a Knick. This will be a major storyline this summer.
Apr 14 - 2:55 PM

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, Carmelo Anthony is "leaning strongly" toward waiving his no-trade clause this summer.

ESPN also reports that the Knicks remain committed to moving Anthony this offseason. It sure seems Melo and the Knicks are heading towards a divorce, but Anthony has to approve the trade, which complicates everything. "I have a lot of thinking and reflecting to do," said Anthony on Wednesday. "It's all on me at this point." We should have a better idea of where the Knicks stand after Phil Jackson's press conference, which scheduled for Friday at 2:30 pm EST.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Apr 14 - 10:15 AM

Carmelo Anthony will have an exit meeting with Phil Jackson, coach Jeff Hornacek and GM Steve Mills on Thursday.

Melo plans to discuss his future with the team, but his decision on whether to part ways with the Knicks will hinge on whether Phil Jackson expresses "a commitment to win’’ now. Anthony also plans to meet with his own advisors, and he said it won’t be a rushed decision. "I would love to be back, but there’s some things I’d love to see different — the mentality, a winning mentality, being committed to that,’’ Anthony said. "I want to win. Hopefully everybody else does." It sounds like Melo and the Knicks could be looking at an ugly divorce this offseason, but Melo still holds all the cards with his no-trade clause.
Apr 13 - 9:21 AM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) had 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting with two boards, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during the Knicks' final game of the season.

Melo wasn't 100 percent but he still suited up in a meaningless game, perhaps sending a message to the team's fan base and front office. He said a few times that he sees "the writing on the wall" in terms of his future with New York, and could agree to waive his no-trade clause if the right situation emerges. In other words, this may have been his final game with the Knicks.
Apr 12 - 10:55 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) is available to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

The Knicks may want to lose this game for lottery position, but it sounds like they'll have Melo out there. That said, there's a good chance his minutes are reduced in the home finale and maybe he just plays in the first half.
Apr 12 - 6:15 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (back) are listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

This is simply a game notes designation. After practice on Tuesday, coach Jeff Hornacek said that he does not expect either Melo or KP to play in the team's season finale Wednesday night. We should have a formal update on Wednesday morning. There is not one clear-cut beneficiary in this situation. Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Maurice Ndour, Justin Holiday and Willy Hernangomez will also see a bump in minutes and usage if KP and Melo are sidelined.
Apr 11 - 5:05 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said that he does not expect Carmelo Anthony (knee) or Kristaps Porzingis (back) to play Wednesday vs. the Sixers.

If Melo does not play Wednesday, it may mean he has already played his final game as a Knick. We should have confirmation after shootaround on Wednesday morning. However, at this point, the Knicks are incentivized to lose. A loss in the finale gives them 52 on the season and secures the NBA's sixth-worst record heading into the draft lottery. If Melo does not suit up, Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will log additional minutes.
Apr 11 - 12:34 PM

Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (back) will not play against the Raptors on Sunday.

The Knicks have nothing to play for except lottery balls, so they will hold out their two best players. They should be considered highly questionable for the season finale vs. the 76ers on Wednesday. Justin Holiday and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will soak up a lot of minutes on the wings, but you should have better options on your wire. Courtney Lee should be a solid play, though.
Apr 9 - 10:18 AM

Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (back) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

These DNPs were coming from a mile away with the Knicks playing on a back-to-back set for their last road game. With those two out, Willy Hernangomez should get big minutes against the Grizzlies frontcourt. There should be plenty of minutes for Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Maurice Ndour, Justin Holiday and Kyle O'Quinn as well. Ndour had a double-double on Tuesday and may offer the best upside of that group.
Apr 7 - 6:39 PM

Knicks beat writer Marc Berman tweeted that he is "hearing" Carmelo Anthony (rest) will not play Friday night vs. the Grizzlies.

This news is certainly not surprising, considering Friday's game is the second night of a back-to-back for the Knicks and Melo has been dealing with a sore back this week. Kristaps Porzingis (back) is also unlikely to play, so there will be plenty of shots up for grabs. Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Justin Holiday and Maurice Ndour will see additional minutes if Melo is unable to suit up.
Apr 7 - 11:42 AM

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points during a 106-103 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, adding six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

With the Knicks on the back-to-back in Memphis on Friday, you would think that there is a very good chance Melo doesn't suit up for this game. This is also the last road game for the Knicks on the season, so Anthony can just stay in NY for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign. Check back for an update tomorrow afternoon. The Knicks won't have a shootaround, though.
Apr 6 - 10:45 PM

Carmelo Anthony played through his sore back and hit 9-of-25 shots and two 3-pointers for 23 points, seven rebounds and two assists in a surprising 100-91 win over the Bulls.

Melo is still a shutdown candidate at any moment, but he played well enough to help his team play spoiler with a win over the current No. 7 team in the East. If Melo is shut down at some point, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who had 11 points in 19 minutes tonight, would likely be thrust into the spotlight for New York.
Apr 4 - 11:46 PM

Carmelo Anthony (back) will play Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

With Derrick Rose (knee), Lance Thomas (hip) and Kristaps Porzingis (back) all on the sidelines tonight, Anthony should be able to flirt with a usage rate in the 30s as the only legitimate offensive threat for the Knicks. Sasha Vujacic will return to the bench with Melo active.
Apr 4 - 6:21 PM

Carmelo Anthony (back) is expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

Melo has missed two games in a row and four out of the last six games, so expect his minutes to be somewhat limited the rest of the way. The Knicks have four total games this week, but since they have nothing to play for, Melo's owners should be prepared for another DNP or two. Barring a surprise, Sasha Vujacic will head back to the bench on Tuesday.
Apr 3 - 1:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Ron Baker
3Chasson Randle
4Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Mindaugas Kuzminskas
3Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Willy Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee