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Carmelo Anthony | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Contract: view contract details

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An Atlantic Division scout said Carmelo Anthony is "skilled enough" and "smart enough" to play in the triangle offense.
"He’s got to bring the whole package," the scout said. "He’s gotta be a team player, he's got to cut harder and he's got to move the ball. He's going to have to do a lot of things that he isn’t known for doing." There isn't much to this, but it's just something to keep in mind as we watch Melo in training camp. Anthony has been a solid post presence, but his isolation shots may take a hit. Of course, he's still a player to grab at the end of the first round of fantasy drafts. Aug 25 - 9:49 AM
Source: ESPN NY

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Carmelo Anthony said he thinks the Knicks will "absolutely" make the playoffs in 2014-15.

"Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely," Anthony said of the Knicks' playoff chances. "I can't wait to get started." Coming off a disappointing season, Anthony's Knicks have the advantage of playing in the Eastern Conference, but what else is he going to say, really? Playoffs or not, the 30-year-old averaged 27.4 points, 2.2 three-pointers, 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.2 steals in 2013-14 and is a solid first-round pick in 2014-15 drafts.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 19 - 12:51 PM

Carmelo Anthony's decision to lose weight this summer stemmed partly from a desire to prolong his career, according to his physical trainer Idan Ravin.

"He puts a lot of mileage on his legs, so the leaner and lighter you are, obviously the better," Ravin said. "He’s just been very meticulous about his diet and his workout." The New York Post speculated that Melo's weight loss may also stem from his desire to be a "facilitator in the triangle offense." Melo should enter the season in prime physical condition, and he's poised for a big year as the alpha and omega of New York's attack.
Aug 17 - 3:05 PM

Carmelo Anthony has elected to take half of his $22.5 million salary from this upcoming season up front, according to the Wall Street Journal.

His contract is set up the same way for future years, meaning he'll receive a little over $62 million through advance payment before each of those seasons. To be clear, he is not getting half of his $124 million before this season. This is allowed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement as max players can take half of their salaries up front. It's interesting to note that the NBA was looking to have their players take their annual salaries and have them stretched over an 18-month period as a precautionary measure when the CBA runs out in 2017.
Aug 16 - 9:16 AM

Carmelo Anthony lost weight this offseason because he "wants to be a facilitator in the triangle," according to a New York Post source.

He's really slimmed down and is hoping to be as athletic as he was in his rookie season. Anthony hasn't been much of a facilitator and led the NBA in field goal attempts per game last season, so changing his style of play is going to be easier said than done. He's someone to target at the turn of the first and second rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 13 - 10:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony recently posted a picture on his instagram account in which he looks noticeably slimmer.

Fresh off signing a five-year, $124 million deal with the Knicks, Melo appears to be working hard this offseason. There are no official numbers on exactly how much weight Melo has lost, but it does seem like he's trimmed off a few pounds. Click the link below to see for yourself.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 11 - 5:31 PM

Carmelo Anthony said he does not expect to win a championship in the 2014-15 season.

"That’s something that takes time and everything has to be in sync, from management to players. We have much work to do, but something that drives me. I know we can start creating the foundation of what we do. It’s the start of a good process," Anthony said. "Next year we will have enough money to spend within the salary cap. But this year it is important to take the necessary steps towards those who will in the next year." It's no secret the Knicks do not have a very good roster due to all the money they have invested in Andrea Bargnani and Amare Stoudemire, but they could turn things around in 2015-16 in a a potent free agent class.
Aug 9 - 9:23 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he wants to win and doesn't "care about the money."

"I believe Phil [Jackson] will do what he has to do to take care of that," Anthony said. "I don't think we're that far away." He added it came down to the Knicks or the Bulls in his tough free-agency decision. The Knicks haven't really improved much and you could argue they got worse with the loss of Tyson Chandler. Anthony led the NBA in shots per game last season and he'll likely have a chance to repeat in that department in 2014-15.
Source: ESPN NY
Jul 25 - 1:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony's contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, with an early termination option for the fifth year.

Melo accepted $5 million less than the max, and his deal is expected to start at $22.5 million with increases in each subsequent season. If he does ultimately opt out following the 2017-18 season, he'll be seeking a new deal as a 34-year-old free agent. The Knicks' roster doesn't look great for this season, but they'll have tons of cap space to rebuild the team next summer.
Jul 15 - 8:11 PM

Phil Jackson confirmed that Carmelo Anthony gave the Knicks a bit of a discount, which will allow them to have more cap space in 2015.

The deal is reportedly in the $122-$123 million range over five years, and it's believed that Melo didn't take the 7.5 percent raise in Year 2 of the deal, which will give the Knicks an additional $2 million in cap space in 2015. "He did exactly what we kind of asked him to do,’’ Jackson said. "Give us a break in the early part of the contract when we have some wiggle room — hopefully big enough wiggle room — next year when we can exploit it.’’
Jul 14 - 2:42 PM

Carmelo Anthony has officially decided to return with the Knicks on a five-year deal.

Following LeBron James' lead, Carmelo made his announcement with an open letter to the Knicks fan base: "At this pivotal juncture in my career, I owed it to myself and my family to explore all of the options available to me. Through it all, my heart never wavered. During this journey I met with some quality organizations who have amazing talent and leadership. I thank them for their consideration, belief in my talent, and opportunity to imagine the possibilities. I will always remember this chapter in my life. In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart. I am looking forward to continue my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans in the world."
Jul 13 - 12:32 PM

Carmelo Anthony will soon accept a five-year contract from the Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frank Isola reported that Melo would stay in New York earlier in the week, and once Pau Gasol signed with Chicago it was a near certainty. Melo and the Knicks may struggle during the 2014-15 season but they're poised to be major players in free agency next summer. From a fantasy perspective, Anthony is in a perfect situation as the lead gunner on a team in need of reliable scoring, and he should benefit from the Knicks' acquisition of Jose Calderon for Raymond Felton.
Jul 12 - 1:05 PM

With the Bulls nearing a deal with Pau Gasol, free agent Carmelo Anthony will likely return to the Knicks according to multiple reporters.

It all makes sense and we'll update this as soon as all of the various shoes have dropped. Anthony is in some prime real estate to put up big numbers on a barren Knicks roster.
Jul 12 - 1:59 AM

The Lakers are reportedly no longer an option for Carmelo Anthony, and he is now deciding between Chicago and New York.

So it seems the decision will come down to winning-now, vs. playing for his home team. The Knicks can offer Melo the most money, and reports seems to have Anthony leaning in that direction, but nothing is official until Anthony makes a statement. Stay tuned.
Jul 11 - 2:12 PM

Carmelo Anthony is not expected to announce which team he'll sign with on Friday.

LeBron James returning to Cleveland will dominate the headlines and Melo may not want to become an afterthought, though it's conceivable that he's still making up his mind. Knicks president Phil Jackson has expected a decision from Melo for the past few days and with luck we'll hear from him before the end of the weekend.
Jul 11 - 1:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
3Cleanthony Early
4Travis Outlaw
5Quincy Acy
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Amare Stoudemire
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich