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Carmelo Anthony | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Carmelo Anthony reportedly reached out to former Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. late Thursday night to express his displeasure with Phil Jackson's draft night moves.

Melo reportedly is upset that the Knicks drafted a project in Kristaps Porzingis. The report adds Melo said "we have to wait three years for this guy?" While Anthony would like immediate help to his current team, it would take more than a few major moves for the Knicks to emerge as a contender. Melo is 31 years old, and fresh off signing a five-year contract with the Knicks. It looks like he's going to have to practice some patience or maybe the thought of a trade is a possibility.
Jun 26 - 12:28 PM

Phil Jackson is "really pleased" with Carmelo Anthony's rehab from knee surgery.

Jackson also revealed that Melo and the Knicks agreed to let the superstar play in the All-Star game due to off-court considerations in his extended Q&A with The New York Times. Speaking generally about the draft and offseason approach ahead in free agency, Jackson knows he has his work cut out for him as he attempts to rebuild the Knicks.
Jun 22 - 9:16 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that his rehab has been going "very well," and that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from knee surgery.

Carmelo is on schedule to be fully recovered by the start of next season's training camp, and while he still has yet to go through any scrimmages, he's been shooting and lifting weights at the Knicks' training facility. Carmelo has the ability to put up gaudy numbers on a nightly basis, but coming off a knee injury, he'll be a risky selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN
Jun 11 - 4:45 PM

Carmelo Anthony has partnered with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create a line of products called Turtles by Melo.

After a cameo in the Ninja Turtles movies, Melo has decided to continue his partnership with the franchise by becoming the creative director of the line that will include home furnishings, video games, lifestyle products, and more. While we'll have to wait to see if Melo assumes a nickname based on a Renaissance-era painter, our vote is for MichaelangMelo.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 11 - 10:57 AM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) was doing on-court work on Monday.

He didn't have a knee brace on and he remains ahead of schedule. Anthony should be 100 percent when training camp opens. The Knicks should be better in 2015-16, so the shutdown threat won't be as great. Still, he'll be a risky pick in fantasy drafts.
Jun 8 - 4:22 PM

Carmelo Anthony is reportedly interested in buying a soccer team.

FC Melo? Anthony is currently in Cuba with the Cosmos of the NASL as they play the Cuban National Team and looks to have caught futbol fever. Melo is reportedly in talks with the North American Soccer League and is looking for an ownership role in a Puerto Rican club. Soccer aside, the 31-year-old had previously said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery and it looks like fantasy owners won't have to worry about any of his rehab overlapping with training camp.
Jun 2 - 10:39 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery during a recent interview, and that being ready for training camp next season is a non-issue.

"I’ll be ready in June," Anthony said. "I’ll probably be ready a little before June, back to my regular program and working out... The rehab is going extremely well. I feel very positive where I will be about next training camp. I’m actually excited about the progress I’ve made in a short period of time." It sounds like Anthony will have no problem being ready for training camp next season after only making it through 40 games this year. He has first-round upside, but knee injuries are nothing to play with, so he'll certainly carry some risk with an early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Apr 17 - 11:37 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't think he'll ever be 100 percent, but will be fully-recored and injury-free in time for training camp.

While it isn't exactly reassuring to hear a 30-year-old coming off knee surgery say he won't ever be 100 percent, it sounds like Melo will be ready to roll for the 2015-16 season. "I don't think I'll ever be a hundred percent, but as far as being fully recovered, injury-free, I'll be at that point," Anthony said. "If I lost my drive over this time then I shouldn't even be here, to be honest with you. My drive, everything that I've been through, and even this year in particular, I'm like pulling my hair out right now because I'm ready to get back on the court. I'm ready to prove everybody wrong." Anthony has the potential to deliver first-round fantasy value next season, but would be a very risky proposition at that draft spot coming off knee surgery.
Apr 16 - 2:01 PM

Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he wouldn't have a problem with becoming the No. 2 option on the Knicks if they're able to land another superstar.

No, it's not April Fool's Day, as that happened a couple weeks ago. And whether the Knicks are able to get a superstar to come play for a team that was led by Langston Galloway, Jason Smith, Tim Hardaway and Cole Aldrich for much of the season isn't going to be an easy task. And finally, whether Melo can actually happily become a support player is also up for debate. It should be an interesting summer in New York. Marc Berman of the Post also reports that Melo's ahead of schedule as he recovers from knee surgery. He's expected to begin running and basketball activities on June 1, and then will start scrimmaging at a later date. He should be ready for the start of next season.
Apr 16 - 12:27 PM

Carmelo Anthony has been present before Knicks home games, but won't sit on the bench due to safety reasons.

Anthony has been rehabbing at Madison Square Garden for the last three weeks and has been around for pre-game stretching, but doesn't want to sit on the bench for fear of a diving player crashing into him. He's out for the rest of the 2014-15 season, but it sounds like his rehab is going as planned and he should be ready to start training in June.
Apr 2 - 11:10 AM

Depth Charts

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