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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
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Carmelo Anthony made 8-of-20 from the field for 22 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.
While the efficiency wasn't there, Melo was still able to get to a 30.4 usage rate in this game. He actually wasn't staggered too much with 28 total minutes next to Paul George, 22 total minutes next to Russell Westbrook, and just 2.8 minutes with neither of them. It's going to be awfully tough to flirt with a 30 usage rate and maybe going against the Knicks helped, but for now Melo's fantasy owners should be satisfied. Oct 20 - 12:43 AM

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Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points on 6-of-19 shooting during Sunday's exhibition win, to go with four 3-pointers, seven boards, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

Anthony hasn't been shy with his shot selection through the preseason thus far, operating with a 31.6 usage rate, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that Russell Westbrook was limited to begin his preseason run. Melo will likely be the third option on offense this year while the team is at full strength, and while that could help his shooting percentages, most of his numbers should be coming down a bit in OKC. His ceiling is probably the middle rounds, so don't reach for him.
Oct 8 - 6:39 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored nine points with six rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

It's going to be an adjustment for Anthony to play next to Russell Westbrook and he had mentioned it in a joking manner after the game. "If he passes it to you and you’re open and you don’t shoot it, he’ll get mad after," Anthony said. Melo doesn't get the credit he deserves as a spot-up shooter, so he should fare well in his new role. That said, his upside is capped in fantasy, making him more of a mid-round pick.
Oct 7 - 12:30 AM

Carmelo Anthony had an awesome Thunder debut on Tuesday vs. the Rockets with 19 points in 20 minutes.

As expected, Melo started at power forward next to Paul George and finished 7-of-13 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. He also added four rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers. We can't read too much into this because Russell Westbrook (knee) wasn't playing, but it's at least good to know that Melo still has the scoring touch with or without his hoodie.
Oct 3 - 11:38 PM

Carmelo Anthony said he has "no problem" playing at power forward in Oklahoma City.

"I have no problem playing the 4. I actually like that, actually, embrace that," said Anthony. "For this team, I think it will be better." Anthony also scoffed at the idea of coming off the bench, but it's good that he's embracing the idea of starting at the four-spot, considering that manning the power forward position is not something Paul George is very fond of. Melo, PG-13 and Russell Westbrook will all have to sacrifice some touches on offense to effectively play together, so don't expect Anthony to flirt with the same kind of production he did as a No. 1 option in New York.
Sep 25 - 5:23 PM

The Knicks have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The pick headed to New York is the Bulls 2018 second-rounder. The Knicks are obviously giving up the best player in the deal without getting back anything close to equal value, but their leverage was limited by the fact that Melo had a no-trade clause. It will be fascinating to see how Anthony fits in alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George in OKC. All three players finished within the top-20 overall in Usage Rate last season and will now be forced to make sacrifices on the offensive end. Melo won't be able to match the numbers he posted as the focal point in New York.
Sep 23 - 1:09 PM

The Knicks hope to complete a trade sending Carmelo Anthony to either OKC or Cleveland by Monday, according to NBA reporter David Aldridge.

A deal with OKC would almost certainly include Enes Kanter to make the salaries match. Regarding a possible trade with the Cavs, the Knicks reportedly want Tristan Thompson but Cleveland has not been willing to include him in the deal. Aldridge also notes that Portland has tried to engage in trade talks, but "the Knicks have not been interested in the Blazers’ offers, which have included young vets like Maurice Harkless and Evan Turner." Stay tuned, as we may finally have a resolution to the melodrama this weekend.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 23 - 11:06 AM

The Knicks have been informed that Oklahoma City is one of the other teams Carmelo Anthony has included on his list for a possible trade, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.com.

For now, it sounds like we have OKC, the Cavs and the Rockets as possible trade partners. The Blazers are reportedly not on the list, but those two teams make a lot of sense as trade partners -- it's up to Melo, of course. With media day coming up on Monday, we could see an Anthony trade this weekend. Of course, we've been expecting a Melo deal since July, so it could still be a while.
Sep 22 - 10:52 PM

Carmelo Anthony has told the Knicks an expanded list of teams with which he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Woj adds that Cleveland is on that list of teams, and he reports the Knicks are insisting they can't make a trade with the Rockets -- that's Melo's primary trade destination. Sam Amick of USA Today, one of the best reporters in the business, adds the Knicks haven't been told the Blazers are on the list of teams. Anthony is expected to report to media day on Monday, but the Knicks may want to avoid that situation and do all they can to get a deal done before that.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 22 - 10:10 PM

Knicks president Steve Mills said that he expects Carmelo Anthony to be with the team on Monday for Media Day and Tuesday for the start of training camp.

Both Melo and the Knicks organization would prefer to part ways, but Anthony has a no-trade clause and the team is not willing to take back an unfavorable contract in any deal. Thus, it appears that Melo will start the season in New York. The persistent rumors may calm down a bit now that training camp is upon us. Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.0 3-pointers last season. Expect him to post similar numbers for the Knicks in 2017-18.
Sep 22 - 10:25 AM

Carmelo Anthony's camp is reportedly "cautiously optimistic" that the Knicks and Rockets will be able to come to terms on a deal by Monday.

New York will open up media day on Monday and Anthony is hoping that he'll no longer be sporting a Knicks' jersey when that happens, but to this point, it seems that New York and Houston have not made much progress on trade talks. The Rockets are reportedly unwilling to include Trevor Ariza in any deal for Melo, and the Knicks are uninterested in taking on Ryan Anderson's contract, so it looks like New York will need to find a third team to help facilitate this trade, a proposition that is easier said than done.
Sep 20 - 12:56 PM

Damian Lillard said he doesn't see Carmelo Anthony joining the Blazers via trade despite his recruiting efforts.

"I’m not giving up on anything," Lillard said. "I just think I’ve done what I can do. And camp is a few weeks away. And you have to focus on getting ready with who we are, plan on going in as we are. Whatever changes, the front office will be the ones making that change, with the Knicks and our front office or whatever." With training camp just a few weeks away, Melo is still only willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the Rockets. For now, expect Melo to open the season as a Knick.
Sep 11 - 10:10 AM

ESPN's Ian Begley is reporting that as of last week, the Knicks were "not close" on any trade involving Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks and Rockets have been in contact since early in the offseason, but there has been "no recent momentum toward a deal," as the Knicks aren't interested in what Houston is offering. Interestingly, this latest ESPN report states that Bucks emerged as a potential third team at one point, and Jabari Parker's name was discussed, "but there was no traction toward a deal." As of now, it appears quite possible that Anthony will begin the 2017-18 season in New York.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 5 - 9:41 AM

Carmelo Anthony has been working out with Lance Thomas, rookie Frank Ntilikina and several other Knicks.

"We were just focusing on playing and whatever will happen, will happen," Ntilikina said of Melo's uncertain future. "We'll see." Both the Knicks and Melo are ready to move in a different direction, but New York's hands are tied because Carmelo will only waive his no-trade clause to join the Rockets. However, that hasn't stopped teams like the Cavaliers, Blazers and Pelicans from inquiring about him. Carmelo is shaping up to be a risky pick in the early-middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Sep 4 - 10:53 AM

President Steve Mills wrote a blog about the Knicks' future and didn't mention Carmelo Anthony.

"Our plan to become more youthful and athletic is underway with 22-year-old Kristaps Porzingis, the return of Tim Hardaway Jr., 25, Willy Hernangomez, 23, and with the debut of our first round draft pick, Frank Ntilikina, just 19," Mills said. It's also worth a mention the Knicks social media team hasn't used Melo in most of their recent graphics. In other words, it feels like it's just a matter of time before Melo is gone. The Knicks are still hoping Melo is willing to go to other teams outside of the Rockets.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 5:14 PM