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Carmelo Anthony | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
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Carmelo Anthony implied during a recent interview that Chris Paul and LeBron James will join Team USA to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
"We talk about it all the time," Anthony said of winning another gold medal with James and Paul. "Just about how we want to go out and end it the next year with the Olympics, just how much we want to take from this experience. I’m going on four [Olympics], LeBron is going on four. Paul going for three. We’re connected by the hip." Anthony, Paul, and James are all very good friends, so what Melo is saying here does carry some weight. James has yet to officially commit, and likely won't do so until after the 2015-16 season, but a fourth gold medal would be just another thing to add to his legacy. Aug 19 - 9:29 AM

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Carmelo Anthony reportedly threw his headband in anger when he found out that LaMarcus Aldridge's meeting with the Knicks was cancelled because they wanted him to play center.

"We could've gotten LaMarcus," Anthony said. "I believe the conversations me and him had, it was a big chance he'd end up in New York. I don't really know where playing the center position comes in. I know when I was talking to him we had a very great shot." The Knicks told Aldridge they wanted him to play center to accommodate rookie Kristaps Porzingis at PF, and that clearly didn't pan out too well. Anthony has already moved on and was joking about it at Team USA's camp, so there shouldn't be any drama moving forward.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 15 - 3:50 PM

According to the New York Post, Carmelo Anthony (knee) is planning to begin playing 5-on-5 near the end of August.

This is obviously fantastic news for Anthony, and this confirms that he should be ready in time for training camp. Anthony said that he won't know if he needs to be worried about a slow start to the season until he sees how he feels after he starts scrimmaging, so we will keep a close eye on him leading up to camp. On a side note, Anthony refused to answer if the Knicks were ready to be a playoff team, so he is clearly going to have his work cut out for him this season if he wants to make some noise in the East,
Aug 14 - 9:51 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he understands the moves that the Knicks made during the 2014-15 season.

While there had been rumors that Anthony was unhappy with the Knicks trade of Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, Anthony said he understands the moves. "From a friendship standpoint, those are my guys, those are my friends," Anthony said. "So I’m going to always feel some type of way about that, about losing guys that I’ve played with, that I’ve formed a bond with. But I know that this is a business and I know that he had to do what he had to do to put us in this position." With 2014-15 in the rearview mirror, fantasy owners who are willing to assume a bit of injury risk should be targeting Melo in the second round of drafts.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Aug 13 - 1:09 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) said that he feels great and he expects to be 100 percent healthy for the Knicks' training camp.

Melo added that he feels he'll be fully cleared for contact by the end of August, and most signs point towards him starting the 2015-16 season healthy. Knee issues limited Anthony to just 40 games last season, but he still managed to put in averages of 24.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.5 three-pointers per game. There's a bit of injury risk here, but he's simply too talented for fantasy owners to let him slip out of the second round in standard leagues.
Aug 11 - 5:22 PM

Carmelo Anthony said he's committed to the Knicks.

As part of an interaction with an Instagram follower, Melo wrote, "Staying in NY shows that I do care. If I would have left, what would you have said then? 'Oh, Melos wack for leaving. He turned his back on NY'. You are stuck with me buddy. Deal with it." While trade request rumors have circulated, it sounds like Anthony is in New York City to stay and fantasy owners can continue targeting him in the second round of standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Aug 11 - 12:41 PM

Knicks president Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony can be like Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant in the triangle offense.

While Melo endured an injury-marred first season in the triangle offense, Jackson is hoping Anthony will return to health and lead the Knicks' offense in year two. "Melo is a leader by example, not by exhorting his teammates," Jackson said. "He's also very into the triangle, and with a better supporting cast he has every chance to be the MJ and Kobe of our offense." Anthony is expected to be 100 percent for training camp, so while he'll be playing on a sub-par Knicks roster, he's still worth a second round pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 9:27 AM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) is expected to practice with Team USA on Tuesday.

Melo was going to attend the Team USA meeting, but he's now far enough along to get some on-court work. President Phil Jackson said Melo is likely going to be 100 percent for camp, so this news coincides with that. He'll likely be a second-round target for standard leagues next season.
Aug 10 - 10:49 PM

President Phil Jackson said he's expecting Carmelo Anthony (knee) to be 100 percent for training camp.

"He has an extensive rehab program [after undergoing left knee surgery] and he came back at full strength from a similar operation on his other leg," Jackson said. Anthony is going to attend Team USA mini-camp, so he's likely already close to 100 percent. He will be a risky target in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 10 - 5:18 PM

Jerian Grant said that he has been working out with Carmelo Anthony and said that he has been a "great, great leader."

"He’s been a great, great leader — he’s the star, but at the same time one of the guys,’’ Grant said. "He’s been working out with us. He’s welcomed me with open arms.’’ In case you missed it, it was reported that Anthony was upset about the Knicks' decision to trade Tim Hardaway Jr. for Grant during the draft, but that all appears like water under the bridge now. Anthony is expected to be ready in time for training camp after recovering from knee surgery, but he will be a risky target in the early rounds because of the injury risk.
Aug 9 - 9:39 AM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) has informed U.S. Olympic Team officials he will attend the August minicamp.

He is still rehabbing his knee and is not expected to be a full participant in the minicamp. Anthony was expected to miss 4-6 months for his surgery back in February, so he's still on track to be ready for Knicks training camp. One year after his team encouraged him to shut it down, Anthony's fantasy draft stock is going to slide quite a bit. The Knicks have reportedly given Melo their blessing to attend, as well.
Jul 23 - 10:25 PM

Phil Jackson has kept Carmelo Anthony out of the loop during the free agency process.

"Carmelo is a guy that is a premier player, we understand that," said Jackson. "But it’s a team game. And it has to fit together." Generally teams like to get input from their franchise player when making basketball decisions, but the New York front office is a unique specimen. Melo seems less than pleased that the team is going through a rebuild, but they aren't suddenly going to emerge as contenders coming off a 17-win season and whiffing on the big name free agents. Anthony can't opt out until 2018, so unless he demands a trade, he'll just need to watch this rebuild play out.
Jul 15 - 11:29 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he's waiting to hear some good free agency news.

While Knicks fans are in a similar situation, Anthony said he's waiting for his phone to ring with big free agency news. "I’m waiting for my phone to go off right now so I can hear some good news, but it’s a waiting game," Anthony said. "You see guys are signing up early right now and I think this free agency will be done in a short time." We'll have to wait and see what Melo thinks of the Arron Afflalo signing, but something tells us New York's pursuit of Derrick Williams and Kendrick Perkins aren't exactly what he has in mind.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Jul 2 - 9:58 AM

Carmelo Anthony has put in phone calls to DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but has also put in calls to Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo, sources told ESPN.

When we're tracking who a player is calling before free agency even begins, things are officially ridiculous. Regardless, the Knicks have a much better chance at landing realistic targets like Monroe and AA than Jordan and Aldridge, so perhaps Melo is actually doing his organization a favor.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 2:14 PM

Contrary to a previous report, Carmelo Anthony called the Knicks selection of Kristaps Porzingis a "steal" in a post on Instagram.

Melo was reportedly upset about the trade that sent Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Hawks as well as the Knicks drafting a project by the name of Porzingis, but that no longer appears to be the case. The real question is whether or not the Knicks will be able to attract any big-name free agents this summer, and Anthony's patience will really be tested if Phil Jackson can't get the job done. Melo is 31 years old and is coming off knee surgery, so his window to win a title is quickly closing.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 27 - 9:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Jerian Grant
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Langston Galloway
3Sasha Vujacic
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
3Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Derrick Williams
C1Robin Lopez
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Kevin Seraphin
4Lou Amundson