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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Carmelo Anthony is excited to play at a faster pace next season under new head coach Jeff Hornacek.
"I played against him a couple of times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix," Anthony said. "Everybody knows he likes to play an up-tempo pace of game, likes to get out in transition, likes to speed the game up a lot. So from that standpoint, I'll definitely be looking forward to that." The Knicks ranked in the bottom third of the NBA in pace the past two seasons, so hopefully that changes under Hornacek. Anthony wasn't consulted during the Knicks' coaching search, but it sounds like he approves of his new coach. May 22 - 9:16 AM
Source: ESPN

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Carmelo Anthony again restated his desire for Phil Jackson to go through an all-encompassing search when hiring the Knicks' next head coach.

"I’ve said this and I’ll continue to say it; there needs to be a process," Anthony said of the Knicks' coaching search. "As long as there’s a process and you go through the proper channels to figure out exactly what you need to do, I don’t have no problem with that. But if you don’t go through that process and at least look to see what’s out there, then we have a problem with that." Kurt Rambis remains the favorite to land the Knicks' head coaching gig, a move that Anthony has yet to fully endorse.
May 4 - 10:40 AM

Carmelo Anthony is uncertain if he will play for Team USA in the Olympics this summer.

Melo and the Knicks are entering a critical offseason together as the team looks to find a clear direction, and Anthony isn't sure he wants to "put his body through that grind" at this stage of his career. As for his commitment to New York, despite reiterating his desire to have a say in the coaching search, Melo hasn't yet been consulted. "I would want to be involved," he said. "I hope I'm involved. Just to have my opinion heard. But I've already laid out how I feel and put everything out there on the table. Now, it's just on them." Additionally, Anthony wants the Knicks to acquire a "competing attitude" rather than settling for "being mediocre." Phil Jackson's next head coach will set the stage for what comes next between New York and their supposed franchise building block.
May 2 - 9:18 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that he still has to believe in what Phil Jackson is doing.

"At this point, I still have to believe in what Phil is doing. I can't say that I don't believe in him no more, this is over with. I still have to believe in him," Anthony said. "I'm here. I still want to be here. I still want to be successful here, so I don't have no other choice but to believe in [his plan]." Anthony still controls his future with the Knicks due to his no-trade clause, and he recently made it clear that he intends on retiring as a Knick. Regardless, what the Knicks accomplish this summer could obviously change Melo's stance.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Apr 29 - 10:31 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he would like to retire with the Knicks.

While Anthony has had trade rumors circling around him for at least a years, the 31-year-old said he'd like to finish his career with the Knicks. Melo also said he'd like to have input on the Knicks next head coach, but added that he hasn't talked to president Phil Jackson about that. Though there will be plenty of trade talk surrounding Melo this summer, he doesn't sound like he's ready to waive his no-trade clause any time soon.
Apr 28 - 11:57 AM

Carmelo Anthony didn't attend Phil Jackson's two-day seminar of the triangle offense.

There are conflicting reports on whether or not the camp was mandatory, and one player even claimed that not everyone on the roster was invited. Regardless, it's not a good look for the franchise and it's no secret that Anthony wasn't happy last week following his meeting with Jackson and it doesn't sound like he's confident in the direction of the franchise. There is going to be a lot of talk this summer about the possibility of Melo waiving his no-trade clause.
Apr 22 - 10:26 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that he looks at the list of impending free agents every day, and that he would like to be involved in the Knicks' personnel decisions this offseason.

"I want to be a part of that," Anthony said of having input on some of New York's upcoming personnel decisions. "If I'm going to be a part of this organization and the future of this organization, then I want to be a part of the decision-making in some way, shape or form." Anthony also added that he doesn't want a guy's fit with the triangle offense to be a significant factor in whom the Knicks pursue during free agency saying, "If you're a ball player, you're a ball player."
Source: ESPN
Apr 13 - 11:10 AM

Carmelo Anthony (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

While Anthony will miss the final game of the regular-season for New York, he had a relatively healthy 2015-16 campaign, making it through 72 games with averages of 21.8 points, 7.7 boards, 4.2 assists (career-high), 1.5 triples and 2.4 turnovers per game on 43.4 percent shooting. That all amounts to third-round value in 9-cat leagues, which is about where he should be targeted next season. Langston Galloway, Arron Afflalo and Jerian Grant will be very busy on the offensive end tonight sans Melo.

Carmelo Anthony (rest) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

It would be a surprise to see Melo suit up for the Knicks final game with nothing to play for and the plan is for he and head coach Kurt Rambis to talk about his status for Tuesday night after shootaround. We'll keep an eye on Anthony's status, but Derrick Williams would be in for some extra run if Anthony sits.
Apr 12 - 10:57 AM

Carmelo Anthony is focused on improving his situation with the Knicks.

"My mindset is just figuring out how we’re going to better this situation, how we’re going to continue to grow as a team, grow as an organization and not get used to going home this early in April," he said. It basically amounts to a non-answer from Melo, who will be fascinating to follow all summer long as the Knicks try and build a roster that will 1) be able to grow together and 2) return Anthony to the playoffs. In a lot of ways, it seems like the Knicks and Melo are operating on different timelines, which could ultimately prompt his departure.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Apr 11 - 9:30 AM

Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 21 points on Sunday, connecting on 7-of-16 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

Assuming he plays vs. the Pacers on Tuesday, Melo will finish the season with only nine DNPs. That's not bad for a 12-year veteran coming off knee surgery and playing for a team with a 32-49 record. Melo is owed a guaranteed $50.8 million over the next two seasons but he's been non-committal about his future with the Knicks, so it should be an interesting offseason to say the least.
Apr 10 - 10:26 PM

Carmelo Anthony would like to have input on the Knicks next head coach.

While the Knicks seem to be leaning towards retaining interim head coach Kurt Rambis, Melo would like to have some input on the team's next coach. "I think you have to have some type of input, whether it's input or dialogue, whatever word that you want to use," Anthony said. "I think you have to have that. I think at this point it needs to be some type of connection, some type of communication." There will be time for Melo's input over the offseason, but for now, he's worth a nightly start down the stretch as long as he's confirmed to be in the Knicks starting lineup.
Source: ESPN
Apr 7 - 9:04 AM

Carmelo Anthony shot just 5-of-14 from the field vs. the Hornets, finishing with 15 points, six boards, seven assists, one steal and two blocks in 38 minutes.

Anthony rested on Sunday but he's "expected" to play in every game down the stretch. It helps that New York doesn't have any back-to-back sets remaining, as they'll wrap up with games at Philly (Friday), vs. Toronto (Sunday) and at Indiana (Tuesday). As his owners are well aware, it never hurts to confirm Melo's status -- he banged his knee during tonight's game but didn't seem worse for the wear.
Apr 6 - 11:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony is in the starting lineup against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He is expected to play the rest of the way for the Knicks. Anthony hasn't really had lingering issues since January and the Knicks don't have their draft pick anyway. Yes, that Andrea Bargnani deal did not work out. Expect Melo to be in the upper 20s for minutes tonight.
Apr 6 - 5:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony is expected to play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

Anthony is expected to play in the Knicks remaining four games this season, so it's safe to slot him back into fantasy lineups. We'll double-check his status again on Wednesday, but it looks like Melo's fantasy owners will have him available against the Hornets.
Apr 5 - 12:38 PM

Depth Charts

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