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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 thinks the Knicks had a realistic shot at signing Dwyane Wade.
While the Knicks could have been a player for Wade, they also would risked losing other free agents by waiting on Wade. "There was a chance," Anthony said. "There was definitely a chance. We would have had to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the 25th hour. But there was a chance. I think if it was maybe two days earlier we probably would have had D-Wade." By moving quickly, the Knicks were able to sign (or re-sign) Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings, and Lance Thomas and surround Anthony with greater depth. Jul 21 - 10:35 AM

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Carmelo Anthony expressed his happiness over the Knicks offseason moves.

The Knicks were aggressive in adding to their core of Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis and the moves have made Melo a happy camper. "The front office stepped up,’’ Anthony said. "It was a collective effort. They did their job and did what they had to do to make things happen. Now they’ve put us in the situation to give us an opportunity. All we have to do is take advantage of it." The 32-year-old now has a solid veteran group surrounding him and while he won't be the fantasy stud he once was, he should have no trouble returning early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he can stay healthy.
Jul 19 - 12:01 PM

Phil Jackson said that Carmelo Anthony convinced him to take a "win now" approach in free agency.

After the season, Jackson asked Anthony if the Knicks were "moving quickly enough" to meet his timeline to win, and Anthony told him "that he's getting into an age where things have to happen for him." Anthony is 32 years old and his window for a title is closing, so Jackson took his advice and went out and acquired Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings. In addition to appeasing Anthony, Knicks GM Steve Mills also said that their win-now approach will help Kristaps Porzingis develop because he will be in a winning culture.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 9:33 AM

Phil Jackson said that Carmelo Anthony has been helping the Knicks' front office recruit players in free agency.

"I think Carmelo's been very active, he's been very aggressive, he's checked in, given us information," Jackson said. "He's been very much a partner in what we're trying to do." This is a change from last summer, but it's an indication that Anthony is pleased with the direction of the franchise. With a starting lineup of Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah, the Knicks have an excellent chance to get back in the playoffs next season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 3 - 10:11 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that he has "a list" of players he wants the Knicks to target during free agency.

"I’ve got a list," Anthony said. "There’s certain guys that’s on the list. I don’t want to get into too much details about that, but I feel like we have a great shot at acquiring them in this free agency. So it’s going to take work because all the teams are in the same situation, the same boat. But, like I said, the Derrick Rose move was a great first step." One of those free agent targets will be Kevin Durant, but it seems extremely unlikely that he'll sign in New York as KD hasn't even committed to meeting with the club.
Jun 28 - 3:04 PM

Carmelo Anthony is starting his recruitment on Kevin Durant for the Knicks.

"We've been together. We've been talking," Anthony said. The Knicks might get a meeting with Durant because he's expected to have his meetings in New York City, but there's almost no chance he joins the Knicks. Enjoy the rumors.
Jun 27 - 2:49 PM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he's talked to Carmelo Anthony about "running the court a little bit more" next season to get opportunities in transition.

The new Knicks coach said that he's seen instances where Anthony "would've gotten a 3-point shot off but [he was] so far back in the trail position that [he wasn't] ready when the kick-out came," Hornacek said. "He knows that if he can get the ball up the court a little bit quicker, we can push the ball up to him, attack a little bit quicker." Hornacek also wants Anthony to strengthen his legs this offseason to improve his durability, and that should also prepare his body for the faster pace that the Knicks are expected to play at.
Source: ESPN
Jun 25 - 9:28 AM

Carmelo Anthony will join Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Anthony has accepted an invitation to join Team USA and will chase his third gold medal in August. The 32-year-old is coming off the news that his team acquired Derrick Rose and will likely benefit from the presence of a new coach in Jeff Hornacek. While Melo isn't the fantasy stud he once was, he should still return early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he stays healthy.
Jun 23 - 11:03 AM

Jeff Hornacek said he believes Carmelo Anthony can help the Knicks compete for a title while he's still in his prime.

Hornacek referred to Anthony as a "superstar" several times at Friday's press conference and he made it clear that the forward is vital to his plans. "I think any time you’ve got a superstar, I think that gives you a chance, and we have that in Carmelo," Hornacek said. "It’s just a matter of building around him at other levels. I don’t think we’re that far off." The Knicks don't have a draft pick this summer, so they will need to make some noise in free agency to bring in some more help for Anthony.
Source: ESPN NY
Jun 4 - 9:40 AM

Carmelo Anthony believes that the Knicks will want him to help lure free agents this summer.

"Pretty sure," Anthony said. "When that time comes, we’ll do the work." Anthony confirmed that he wasn't consulted during the Knicks' coaching search even though he clearly wanted a say in the matter, but he's reportedly pretty happy with the expected hiring of Jeff Hornacek. The Knicks will likely play at a faster pace with Hornacek at the helm, so Anthony should get a nice bump in fantasy value.
Source: Newsday
May 28 - 9:54 AM

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.
Source: ESPN
May 22 - 9:16 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Sasha Vujacic
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
4Cleanthony Early
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Guillermo Hernangomez
4Marshall Plumlee