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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 said that he's in the best shape that he's been in "in a long time."
He turned 32 years old back in May, but got a head start on his conditioning by playing for Team USA this summer. The Knicks will push the pace this season and Anthony should get some easier buckets in transition, so the coaching change should be great for his value. He tends to fall in fantasy drafts, but he's still a nice pick towards the end of the early rounds. Sep 26 - 2:26 PM

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Phil Jackson wants Carmelo Anthony to run the lane more frequently.

Jackson believes the new guards on the roster in Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings will allow Melo to get out and run, something new coach Jeff Hornacek wants to do. At the end of the day, Melo is pretty well-established in his tendencies and it would be surprising to see a major change in his game at this stage of his career.
Sep 24 - 4:22 PM

Carmelo Anthony's college coach, Jim Boeheim, said that it's "unlikely" Melo will ever win an NBA championship.

"He's unlikely to win an NBA title,'' Boeheim said. "He's never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better, and every team he's been on he's made them a lot better. Denver hadn't done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren't going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time." Well, at least he has three gold medals.
Source: ESPN
Aug 24 - 10:24 AM

Carmelo Anthony scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting during Team USA's gold medal win on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover in 18 minutes.

Melo became the first player in men's USA Basketball history to take home three gold medals, and he got emotional talking about it after the game saying: "I've committed to this in '04. I've seen the worst, and I've seen the best, and I stuck with it. I'm here today, three gold medals later." He also confirmed that the 2016 Olympic Games will be his last outing with the US squad. Anthony looked healthy throughout the Olympics, and he could be in for a nice fantasy season running in Jeff Hornacek's up-tempo offense with some improved talent around him.
Aug 21 - 5:19 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that even if he never wins a championship, he would view his career as a success if he comes away from the 2016 Olympic Games with a third gold medal.

"Most athletes don't have an opportunity to say that they won a gold medal, better yet three gold medals," Anthony said. "I can look back on it when my career is over -- if I don't have an NBA championship ring -- and say I had a great career." Not all great players win championships, and championship or not, Melo will go down as one of the best pure scorers to ever play the game. He'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 6:16 PM

Carmelo Anthony became the U.S.A.'s all-time leading scorer in the Olympics on Wednesday, going 9-of-15 from downtown to finish with 31 points, eight rebounds and two steals during a tough win vs. Australia.

Anthony has scored 293 total points in the Olympics, putting him ahead of luminaries like LeBron James, Michael Jordan and David Robinson. He took advantage of slower defenders all night long, scoring 14 points in first quarter alone, and his offensive splurge was critical in a surprisingly tough 98-88 win that improved the U.S. to 3-0 in Group A action. They'll face another challenge vs. an up-and-coming Serbian team on Friday.
Aug 10 - 8:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that leadership comes naturally to him.

"The leadership comes natural to me," Anthony said. "People are putting a lot on it because the whole world is seeing it. For me, I do this every day. It's natural for me. It's genuine. It's nothing that I'm forcing myself to do. I do it every day all day. I'm the same person. I'm the same guy. Now it's just more visible to you (media) guys because you're seeing it a little more on my own team every season. There's more cameras in practice now. We have practice that's open and you guys have a chance to see how we react with one another. I think that's the difference. I think you guys are starting to see more of me doing that rather than all through the season."
Aug 6 - 4:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 19 points during a 110-66 win over Nigeria on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

He played 19 minutes in another easy USA win. Team USA didn't have Kyrie Irving (leg), so they gave extra ball-handling responsibility to DeMar DeRozan, who scored 13 points. As for Anthony, the Knicks are not planning to use the triangle as much, so that might help Melo.
Aug 1 - 10:08 PM

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.

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