If the Knicks part ways with their superstar, it will be in free agency next summer.

The New York Knicks will not be trading Carmelo Anthony this year, according to a report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Anthony, last year's NBA scoring champion, will be a free agent this summer. The Knicks, despite a two-game winning streak that has them feeling pretty confident, are bad enough that many in NBA circles are speculating whether 'Melo will want to re-sign with the team — and whether the Knicks should bring him back at all.

The Knicks acquired their star via trade the season before he became a free agent in a deal that still vexes some Knicks fans, giving away Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and a pair of first round picks.