Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Carmelo Anthony says he’s ‘having fun with the game again

    Newsday "After a rocky start with the Thunder, Carmelo Anthony said it’s “it’s refreshing” to be in Oklahoma City and not New York. “In New York, there was so much going on with the organization and the city,” Anthony said in an interview with ESPN. “It was very tense up there, and you never really get..." February 26

  • The reinvention of Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN "Behold the man in his element: back to the basket at the right elbow, ball held high, roughly 17 feet away. It's a sight embedded deep in the culture, as instantly recognizable as a logo for a national brand. To see him there, in person, is like visiting a famous landmark, a place to pay respect..." February 23

  • Carmelo Anthony Becomes 21st Player in NBA History to Score 25,000 Points

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's 25,000-point club welcomed its 21st member on Saturday when Carmelo Anthony hit a free throw in the third quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. "Congratulations to Carmelo on joining the 25,000-point club and for his..." January 28

  • Carmelo Anthony on missing All-Star Game: Part of ‘sacrifice’ to join OKC

    Sportress of Blogitude "Carmelo Anthony will not be part of the NBA’s All-Star Game festivities, ending a streak of eight straight, when the league descends upon Staples Center in L.A. next month. But to the 24-year-old veteran, missing out on the NBA’s annual midseason showcase simply is part of accepting a reduced..." January 24

  • Carmelo Anthony says accepting role has made game 'fun again'

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony's season has been about acceptance with the Thunder as he adjusts to a new role as an auxiliary scorer featured on most nights as the third option behind Russell Westbrook and Paul George. And as Anthony grows more comfortable with it, he said Wednesday the game is getting "fun..." January 18

  • Carmelo Anthony After Russell Westbrook's Ejection: "I'm Done With The Refs"

    Deadspin "Russell Westbrook got ejected from Monday’s Kings-Thunder game with just one very sudden traveling call. With under three minutes to go in the game, Westbrook drove and thought he got fouled. He went down holding his face, but only drew the traveling violation from referee Matt Boland. When..." January 16

  • Carmelo Anthony: Changes in game, talks between players and officials resulting in tension

    ESPN "As tensions rise between NBA referees and players, Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday that the relationship is different today than it was 15 years ago when he first came into the league. "The game has changed a lot since I came in 15 years ago, the players and the officials had that dialogue,..." January 10

  • Carmelo Anthony yells “mother f*****” during live television interview

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony will get fined for this one, but Russell Westbrook should pay half. Anthony was being interviewed on the court after the Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 127-117 Thursday to sweep through Los Angeles when Westbrook came up behind him during the interview and dumped cold..." January 05

  • Carmelo Anthony: NBA All-Star draft shouldn’t be televised

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James – who will probably be a captain – approved of televising the NBA All-Star draft. John Wall – likely headed for the selection pool – also supports televising it. Carmelo Anthony dissents. Anthony: I don’t think you should televise that. I think that’s something you should..." December 28

  • Melo: Westbrook 'not trying to defer to anybody' is the key to OKC's success

    ESPN "With an emphatic 124-107 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder have won six straight games and 12 of their past 15. They've turned around an 8-12 start to move to 20-15, good for fifth in the West and only a couple of games back of fourth. At the heart of their..." December 28

  • Knicks owner James Dolan vetoed agreed-upon Carmelo Anthony buyout

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson reportedly refused to buy out Carmelo Anthony while running the Knicks. Jackson’s successor, Steve Mills, flatly said he wouldn’t buy out Anthony. But somewhere along the way, Anthony apparently agreed to a buyout with someone in Knicks management. Ian Begley of ESPN:..." December 26

  • Billy Donovan: Appreciate Melo being 'open-minded' with new role

    ESPN "As the Thunder have struggled to find consistency and offensive rhythm this season, Carmelo Anthony has been at the heart of it as he adjusts to a new role and position in Oklahoma City. But on Friday, Anthony showcased the kind of offensive player coach Billy Donovan has been envisioning..." December 23

  • Rumor: Carmelo wanted Banana Boat squad in Houston before Thunder trade

    Clutch Points "NBARumor: Carmelo Anthony wanted Banana Boat squad in Houston before Thunder tradeby Alex VejarDecember 21, 2017Carmelo Anthony The Carmelo Anthony saga played out like a soap opera in the days and weeks before the was traded to Oklahoma City. So far, Anthony is slowly finding his way with the..." December 21

  • Carmelo Anthony Slept Through Phil Jackson’s Mindfulness Training Sessions

    SLAM Online "Carmelo Anthony would fall asleep during Phil Jackson‘s mindfulness training sessions last season with the Knicks. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, “it became common” for Carmelo to be found sleeping after the Zen Master’s ritual. " December 21

  • Patterson's play brings Carmelo Anthony question back to the surface

    The Oklahoman "Billy Donovan didn't have a name for his offense, but he knows what he wants it to accomplish. Which combination of players come closest to his vision is the biggest question of the Thunder's season. “The more the ball moves, the more we get two (defenders) on the ball and it finds the open..." December 19

  • Carmelo Anthony, in win, has 4 points on 6 shots: 'Cool with that'

    ESPN "The Thunder needed a spark on Monday, and as it so often does, it came in the form of Russell Westbrook, with 16 of his 38 points coming in the fourth quarter in a 95-94 win over the Denver Nuggets. But it came with unbalanced shot distribution, particularly among the Thunder's Big Three...." December 19

  • Carmelo Anthony gets mostly cheers, some boos in return to MSG

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony received a mostly warm reception from New York Knicks fans Saturday night in his first game back at Madison Square Garden as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. There were loud cheers for Anthony during his introduction, but also some audible boos. The club played a..." December 17

  • Carmelo Got Hit With A ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ Chant From Pacers Fans

    Uproxx "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul Goerge made his first return to Indiana on Wednesday night after going through a messy divorce with the Pacers this summer. George spent 7 seasons in Indiana before telling the Pacers of his intentions to leave the franchise after the 2017-18 season. By telling..." December 14

  • Carmelo Anthony does not speak to media after loss to Hornets

    Larry Brown Sports "Things may be coming to a head in Oklahoma City. Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reported on Monday that Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony left the locker room early without speaking to the media after the team’s 116-103 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. " December 12

  • Carmelo Anthony: ‘Toughest Stretch For Me’ Offensively In Career

    SLAM Online "Carmelo Anthony admitted that he’s been struggling to score over the Thunder‘s last four games—averaging just 10.8 points on 36.7 true shooting during that stretch. After OKC’s 95-100 loss to the Nets on Thursday, Carmelo called it the “toughest stretch for me as far as scoring the basketball”..." December 08

  • Carmelo Anthony Says Thunder Are ‘Pissed Off’ About Start to Season

    SLAM Online "With the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder entered the year as a potential threat to the Golden State Warriors. A quarter of the way through the regular season and OKC sits at 8-12, good enough for ninth place in the West. While talking to..." December 01

  • Carmelo Anthony takes shot at Knicks when asked about Thunder not meeting expectations

    Larry Brown Sports "While the Thunder are a disappointing 8-11 to start the season, star forward Carmelo Anthony still thinks that the grass is much greener in Oklahoma City. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Anthony was asked if he had ever played on a team that failed to meet expectations like the Thunder..." November 28

  • Carmelo Anthony would’ve allowed Knicks to trade him to Trail Blazers if no deal with select three teams

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony spent most of the offseason saying he’d waive his no-trade clause for only the Rockets. But as training camp neared and Anthony faced returning to the Knicks, he expanded his list to include the Thunder and Cavaliers. Just how badly did Anthony want to leave the..." November 25

  • La La Anthony on Why She Doesn't Feed Into the 'Bullsh*t' Rumors About Her and Carmelo

    Complex "2017 hasn’t been a great year for Carmelo and La La Anthony. Back in April, the couple reportedly split after seven years of marriage when Carmelo cheated on La La and got another woman pregnant. And while La La hasn’t been in any rush to divorce Carmelo, it seems as though they are still..." November 17

  • Carmelo Anthony passes Allen Iverson on all-time scoring list

    Yardbarker "The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling. However, that isn’t stopping Carmelo Anthony from making history. With a three-pointer on Thursday night against the team that drafted him (Denver), Carmelo would move into No. 24 on the NBA All-time scoring list. Of course, he would have to pass Allen..." November 10

  • Officials explain reasoning behind Carmelo Anthony’s Flagrant 2

    Fanrag Sports "Carmelo Anthony appeared to be on the wrong side of a call during Sunday night’s road game against the Portland Trailblazers. The first-year Oklahoma City Thunder forward drove to the bucket and made contact with the upper body and primarily the head of Jusuf Nurkic, subsequently being slapped..." November 06

  • Carmelo Anthony's 'Get the f— out of here' rebounding yells crack up new Thunder teammate

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony is famous for cursing on the court, especially when rebounding. If you haven't heard him in action, check out the many YouTube videos on the topic (stating the obvious, these videos are NSFW and definitely not kid friendly). So while Anthony's salty language is no secret..." October 30

  • Carmelo Anthony: Knicks fans have ‘no reason’ to boo me at MSG

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma City’s newest superstar, Carmelo Anthony, has some high expectations for his return trip to Madison Square Garden later this year. The former New York Knicks star doesn’t think fans in the Big Apple have any reason to boo him when he plays there later this year on December 16...." October 20

  • Carmelo Anthony explains why he didn't pick Trail Blazers

    Oregonian "Marc Stein of the New York Times joined me on the Bald Faced Truth radio show to talk about his in-depth discussion with Carmelo Anthony recently. Stein said Anthony's desire to not come to Portland was rooted in family, not basketball. "We had a fair bit of discussion about Portland...,"..." October 20

  • Porzingis: Melo taught me not to 'give a sh--' about drama

    ESPN "A few months before Carmelo Anthony was traded to Oklahoma City, the New York Knicks -- along with every other team in the league -- were asked by the players' union to vote for the 2017 Teammate of the Year Award. New York's pick? Yup, you guessed it: Melo, who just so happens to open the..." October 19

  • Melo: 'No support' from Knicks, Phil would've traded me 'for a bag of chips'

    New York Times "Russell Westbrook and Paul George were teammates for nearly three months before Carmelo Anthony finally blessed the capital of Oklahoma as a destination worthy of waiving his no-trade clause. The mere opportunity to team up with Westbrook and George and form a potential Superteam, as they’re..." October 18

  • Kristaps Porzingis: I’ll guard Carmelo, but it won’t be easy

    New York Post "The student will square off against the master in Oklahoma City on Thursday night in the Knicks’ deliciously compelling season opener. With Carmelo Anthony lining up at power forward in the Thunder’s small-ball lineup, Porzingis said he will defend his former teammate at the outset. At..." October 18

  • Carmelo Anthony calls Jordan Brand report 'false news'

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony has denied a report of Jordan Brand closing his signature sneaker, calling it "false news." When asked about the report after the Thunder's preseason 96-86 victory over the Nuggets, Anthony said, “It’s false. False. Let’s not even discuss that.” Anthony continued, “I just..." October 11

  • Jordan Brand ending Carmelo Anthony's signature sneaker line

    ESPN "As Carmelo Anthony enters his 15th season in the NBA, his new Oklahoma City Thunder uniform won't be the only change in his look. He also apparently won't have a new Jordan signature sneaker to wear. Jordan Brand is halting the Melo shoe series after 13 models, according to industry sources,..." October 11

  • Carmelo Anthony: I've Always Been A Product Of My Environment

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony was asked what "Olympic Melo" means to him as many expect that version of his game to be displayed playing alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George. “Olympic Melo connotation comes into play [where] I’m surrounded by great players,’’ Anthony said. “I try to get where the game..." October 02

  • Why Carmelo finally caved after Rockets, Cavaliers deals were close

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony thought he had been traded twice before he actually was. It was wishful thinking. During an interview on SiriusXM, Anthony said he was under the impression “a trade was in place’’ with Cleveland and “got called off” on draft night in which both he and Paul George were headed to..." September 29

  • Carmelo Anthony says he almost joined Rockets: 'A deal was done' but fell apart

    CBS Sports "Throughout the summer, as Carmelo Anthony languished in New York, everyone assumed it was just a matter of time before he was a member of the Houston Rockets. Especially with the saga between him and the Knicks getting stranger by the day. Houston was originally the only team he would waive his..." September 28

  • Carmelo Anthony: Donald Trump doesn't understand why minorities are scared

    USA Today "Carmelo Anthony didn’t know where to begin. Puerto Rico. The NFL protests. The endless tweets from President Trump that add to the growing fear Anthony has for people who look like him. But as the 10-time All-Star surveyed the surreal scene at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday, his trade..." September 27

  • Carmelo ready to transition to starting power forward for Thunder

    ESPN "After often resisting it in New York, Carmelo Anthony will officially make the full-time transition to starting power forward with the Thunder, coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday. Asked about Anthony laughing off the possibility of coming off the bench Monday at media day, Donovan said, "We're..." September 27

  • Carmelo Anthony Writes Letter to New York After Trade to Thunder from Knicks

    Bleacher Report "NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony wrote a letter saying goodbye to the city of New York on Monday after being traded from the New York Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder. "From the day I first met you, I knew we were meant to be together," Anthony opened the letter. "It was love at first sight...." September 25

  • Knicks president Steve Mills says Thunder deal works for Carmelo Anthony and franchise

    New York Daily News "The Carmelo Anthony deal is official. On Saturday the Knicks agreed to ship Melo to Oklahoma City for Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter and a 2018 second-round pick. The team announced the trade Monday morning during Media Day. “This is a deal we feel works for both this franchise and Carmelo,”..." September 25

  • Knicks asked Cavs for Tristan Thompson in Carmelo Anthony trade talks

    CBS Sports "The Knicks knew they were going to lose Carmelo Anthony at some point this offseason. He had made it clear that he wasn't going to be returning to the team and demanded a trade. New York, meanwhile, just wanted to move on from this whole mess. One of the teams he was willing to go via trade was..." September 24

  • Knicks, Carmelo Anthony pushing for trade by Monday

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony badly wants out of New York, and seems to be escalating attempts to make it happen by Monday. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday that Anthony is aggressively pushing to be traded with training camp just around the corner. Anthony has wanted..." September 23

  • Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have reached an agreement with the Thunder that will send Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City, reports Adrian Wojanrowski of ESPN (Twitter links). According to Wojnarowski, the deal will send Doug McDermott and Enes Kanter to New York, along with a draft pick. Shams Charania of The..." September 23

  • Carmelo Anthony Considering Adding Portland To Trade List

    Hoops Rumors "Just 72 hours before media day, Carmelo Anthony added the Cavaliers and Thunder to the list of teams for which he would waive his no-trade clause. The 12-time NBA All-Star is also “heavily considering” adding the Trail Blazers to the list, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Portland..." September 23

  • Knicks reached out to Cavaliers in recent days regarding a potential Carmelo Anthony trade

    New York Daily News "Hoping they can deal Carmelo Anthony before training camp, the Knicks reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last 10 days to gauge their interest in a possible trade, a source told the Daily News. Although Anthony still desires Houston as a destination, the Knicks have not budged on..." September 23

  • Carmelo Anthony has Cavs, Thunder on expanded wish list

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has given the New York Knicks an expanded list of teams -- including the Cleveland Cavaliers -- for which he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause, league sources told ESPN. Team sources told ESPN's Ian Begley that the Knicks also were informed..." September 23

  • Carmelo Is Expected To Start The Season With The Knicks

    Dime Magazine "The talk about Carmelo Anthony finally leaving the Knicks appears to have been overblown. Despite some cautious optimism from his team and a flurry of rumors that he could be traded before Knicks media day on Monday, it seems many are finally resigned to let him appear in a Knicks uniform at that..." September 22

  • Carmelo Anthony Not Mentioned In Knicks GM’s Rebuilding Plan

    NESN "Carmelo Anthony still is a member of the New York Knicks, but you wouldn’t know it if you read new Knicks general manager Scott Perry’s plan to reshape the franchise. The first-year general manager laid out his plan to rebuild the Knicks in a blog on MSG’s official website. And while the..." September 22

  • An ESPN Reporter Believes There’s ‘A Very Good Chance’ Carmelo Is Traded This Weekend

    Uproxx "The Carmelo Anthony trade saga seems to have heated up in recent days. After ostensibly falling dormant for a month or so over the summer, reports have been circulating that activity between the New York Knicks and Anthony’s most aggressive suitor — the Houston Rockets — have given the All-Star..." September 22