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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
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During a pre-draft interview on Tuesday, Phil Jackson said that it "might be time for [Carmelo Anthony] to try to go somewhere else."
"We've expressed the fact that we've done a lot of things to put teams together that can win and we haven't been successful," Jackson said. " [Carmelo has] come back and said he'd just as soon stay. We're trying to start growing from the youth aspect of it." Melo has a no-trade clause that puts him in the driver's seat, and the future Hall-of-Famer's trade value is undermined by Jackson's obvious desire to part ways. There's no lack of drama in New York these days. Jun 21 - 11:32 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Former teammates Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith both said Carmelo Anthony wants to stay in New York.

"He made the effort to get to New York," Smith added. "Granted, it hasn't gone as well as he hoped it would. But I'm sure that's where he wants to be." Shumpert also added that Melo doesn't "want to leave on that note" regarding the bad ending with the team's record. It's very obvious the Knicks want to see Melo out of town, but none of this matters if Anthony won't waive his no-trade clause.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 1 - 3:17 PM

The New York Post is reporting that Phil Jackson's negative comments about Carmelo Anthony have diminished Anthony's trade value.

It certainly has been surprising to hear Jackson be so critical of a player he hopes to trade this summer. "Phil made a statement basically that Carmelo’s a losing type of player. Well, if he’s a loser for the Knicks, he’s going to be a winner someplace else? That obviously didn’t help," one Eastern Conference executive said. It will definitely be interesting to see how this sordid situation plays itself out over the next few months.
May 16 - 11:33 AM

Kobe Bryant said that Phil Jackson will always speak his mind, so it's Carmelo Anthony's decision whether or not he wants to be around that kind of GM.

"Phil’s always gonna speak his mind and speak his opinion," Bryant said. "It all depends on the athlete and what the athlete wants to do with it. If you want to shun it, or do you want to use it as fuel to be better? You can’t enjoy the springtime without having an awful winter." Jackson said during his season-ending presser that he felt Melo would be "better off somewhere else," and for what it's worth, Knicks' legend Charles Oakley said Anthony "deserves better" and should leave. It'll be interesting to see what happens with the Knicks and Melo this offseason.
May 3 - 10:25 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Frank Ntilikina
2Derrick Rose
3Ron Baker
4Chasson Randle
5Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Mindaugas Kuzminskas
3Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Willy Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee