Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bulls likely losers in Carmelo Anthony derby

    Chicago Tribune "A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol. Twitter somehow survived. Though the Bulls had yet to be told officially they're out..." July 10

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Phil said he has texted Carmelo a few times in the last week and he hasn't heard back from him. ..... Now Phil knows how the media feels.

  • Fisher told Anthony: Knicks will be better under new regime

    New York Post "In his first comments since free agency began, Knicks rookie head coach Derek Fisher said he made a guarantee to Carmelo Anthony: The club will be better next season because of the new system. Anthony has yet to make a decision about his future, and Fisher wouldn’t say if he felt good about the..." July 09

  • Melo will return to Knicks, announcement expected Thursday

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony is prepared to spend the prime years of his career in New York, the Daily News has learned. A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after "agonizing over this" for the past week. "He..." July 09

  • Carmelo holding out hope Phil can deliver LeBron to Knicks

    New York Post "This is Carmelo Anthony’s “dream” — play in New York with LeBron James this season. That’s right. New York. Not Miami. Too bad it’s a long shot to happen. According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president Phil Jackson can pull a miracle and clear out the..." July 09

  • Melo hesitating to see if he can team with LeBron?

    New York Post "The Knicks expected Carmelo Anthony’s decision by Monday, but heard only crickets. A growing belief within the organization is Anthony is waiting to make sure there is no possible way of hooking up with LeBron James in Miami or Los Angeles. While Anthony monitors the South Beach drama, James is..." July 08

  • Knicks 'confident' despite L.A.'s Melo push

    ESPN New York "The Lakers may have emerged as strong contenders in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard on Sunday that the Knicks “remain confident” in their chances of re-signing Anthony. Anthony spent Sunday mulling over his options. There was an unconfirmed rumor..." July 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    After contemplating his options this weekend,free agent Carmelo Anthony's decision isn't expected to linger late into the week,a source said

  • Lakers make 'strong impression' on Anthony

    ESPN Los Angeles "In a surprising twist, the Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as the team that most worries the New York Knicks in their attempt to re-sign superstar free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. While the Knicks remain confident in their chances to..." July 06

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

    Hearing the Lakers made a MAJOR impact on Melo this week - it's now a legit 3-way battle between LA/Chi/NYK to land him. Crazy NBA weekend.

  • Bulls face long odds of landing Carmelo Anthony

    Chicago Tribune "For a team whose most famous courtside fan is Jack Nicholson, going Hollywood comes easily and natural for the Lakers. It's a more cumbersome role for the Bulls, and not just because the franchise is currently more associated with grit than glitz. As the Lakers used a video by the producer..." July 04

  • Kobe back from Europe for Melo pitch

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant flew in late Wednesday night from a European vacation so he could play a key part in the team's pitch to free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Bryant has a long history and friendship with..." July 03

  • Bulls 'pessimistic' about landing Melo?

    ESPN New York "As the Bulls prepared for their Tuesday meeting with Carmelo Anthony, some members of the team’s hierarchy were pessimistic about Chicago’s chances of landing Anthony. “They’re worried that he’s headed back to New York,” a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking said of early Tuesday..." July 03

  • Cuban On Melo Meet: 'All Business + Ball'

    NBA.com "If it's about "time invested," the Dallas Mavericks have already lost. If it's about "getting straight to the point" -- and Carmelo Anthony actually comprehends the message -- all is not lost ... Yet. Melo's free-agency showcase meant a nine-hour session with the Bulls in Chicago on Tuesday..." July 03

  • Jeremy Lin feels 'disrespected' by Rockets' Carmelo Anthony jersey pitch?

    SI.com "The Carmelo Anthony free agency sweepstakes moved from Chicago to Houston on Wednesday, and the Rockets' attempts to woo the All-Star forward have apparently rubbed one of their own players the wrong way. Anthony arrived at the Toyota Center in Houston to see images of himself in a Rockets No...." July 03

  • Daryl Morey addresses criticism in Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony situation

    The Dream Shake "A few minutes after the pictures of the Toyota Center covered in Carmelo Anthony in Rockets gear hit the internet, many started noticing something odd about the photos. Carmelo Anthony was depicted in a Rockets jersey with his number 7, the same number that incumbent guard Jeremy Lin has worn with..." July 03

  • Melo to meet with Bulls first

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony is planning to meet with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago on the opening day of free agency after the NBA's offseason market officially opens Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., according to sources familiar with Anthony's plans. Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony is in the process of arranging..." June 30

  • Together Again? Ex-Knick Tyson Chandler Plans To Recruit Carmelo Anthony

    CBS New York "Tyson Chandler has a new home in Dallas. Of course, this isn’t the first go-round in Texas for the big man. The 7-foot-1 center won his lone championship with the Mavericks in 2011. Chandler wants nothing more than to win another title, and who can help get him to the promised land? You..." June 28

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Lakers' dream is to add LeBron & Melo this summer. If that fails would go for CBosh & Melo, sources say. That's assuming Bosh opts out

  • Carmelo Anthony aims to make free-agent decision in second week of July

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony hopes to make a decision on where he will play next season in the second week of July, a source told Yahoo Sports. Anthony opted out of his contract with the Knicks recently to become an unrestricted free agent and can begin talking to teams July 1. A..." June 27

  • Knicks president Phil Jackson again asks Carmelo Anthony to take less money

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson was frolicking in Turkey just last week, and the second the Knicks president returns stateside he is back to playing a game of ‘max deal’ chicken with Carmelo Anthony. Jackson reiterated on Thursday that his preference is to re-sign Anthony while making it abundantly clear that the..." June 27

  • NBA trade season has begun, with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in mind

    Washington Post "LeBron James met with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for a light lunch at a boutique hotel near South Beach on Wednesday to discuss their future plans. When the summit concluded, James sped off in a burgundy sports car, and the chase for his services began in earnest. Later in the evening, James..." June 27

  • Lakers not included on Carmelo Anthony's list of free-agent visits

    SB Nation "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony plans on visiting the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls when free agency begins on July 1, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The Los Angeles Lakers are conspicuously absent from Anthony's list, but Kobe Bryant still plans on recruiting him..." June 26

  • Kobe Bryant recruiting Carmelo Anthony, according to report

    Silver Screen And Roll "Carmelo Anthony is preparing for free agency on July 1 and has meetings lined up with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls. The Los Angeles Lakers are not scheduled to meet with Anthony, but Kobe Bryant has already reached out to the star free agent and intends to personally..." June 25

  • Mavs 'real players' for LeBron, Melo

    ESPN.com "The Mavericks' decision-makers don't know how good their odds are of landing LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony in free agency. They are certain, however, that those odds got a heck of a lot better in the last few hours. "It makes us real players for LeBron [or] Carmelo," a team source told..." June 25

  • Carmelo Anthony to make 3 visits

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony has decided to visit the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls once teams are allowed to meet with free agents on July 1, according to league sources. The meetings have not been set up because the teams are not yet allowed to contact free agents. But Anthony has..." June 25

  • Nowitzki "thrilled" for Chandler trade, willing to recruit Carmelo Anthony

    Sporting News "They’re getting the band back together in Dallas. Or, at least, one significant part of the band. Tyson Chandler, who left Dallas for New York as a free agent in 2011, is heading to the Mavericks in a trade that will send guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington to the Knicks,..." June 25

  • Boeheim: Thibodeau 'very excited' about chance of coaching Carmelo

    CBSSports.com "Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told the New York Post's Marc Berman that Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has talked to him about free-agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony: Boeheim and Thibodeau were together last summer in Las Vegas during Team USA's training camp as assistant coaches for Mike..." June 25

  • Boeheim: Melo would take less $

    ESPN New York "Jim Boeheim believes Carmelo Anthony is open to taking less money if it means he can win. "In my opinion he wants to win," Syracuse’s head coach told ESPNChicago.com about his former player. "I think that's the bottom line. He realizes that this is his peak; three or four years ahead, where's..." June 25

  • Teams eye LeBron, Melo pairing

    ESPN.com "With LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony officially opting out of their contracts, multiple teams have begun the process of exploring roster moves that would create sufficient salary-cap space to try to sign 2014's marquee free agents in tandem this summer, according to sources close to the..." June 24

  • Seven teams 'expect' to pitch Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony has yet to publicly reveal the process by which he plans to entertain other teams in free agency now that he has opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks, but the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams that expect to..." June 24

  • The Knicks’ dream of pairing LeBron, Carmelo now all but dead

    New York Post "The Knicks’ dream vision of pairing Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in the summer of 2015 took a big hit with Tuesday’s decision by King James to opt out of his Miami contract. The chances of James and Anthony pairing up elsewhere this summer also appear slim, while the dreamer could say it’s..." June 24

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah keeps calling, but Knicks star Carmelo Anthony's not answering . . . yet

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony has been getting quite a few recruiting calls from Joakim Noah over the past week, but according to people close to the Knicks star, he hasn’t returned one of them. We’re guessing Anthony might call Noah back after he officially opts out of his contract with the Knicks, no..." June 23

  • Thibodeau making push to bring Carmelo into fold

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls’ push to acquire New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is heating up heading into NBA draft week, and perhaps no one wants his services more than coach Tom Thibodeau. According to one of Anthony’s former coaches, Thibodeau has reached out to him and to several other coaches who have..." June 22

  • Rondo: Celtics Need to Make Run at Melo

    Basketball Insiders "Rajon Rondo said he believes Carmelo Anthony is the “missing piece’’ for the Bulls and even threw the Celtics’ hat into the ring for the likely soon-to-be free agent. “I hate to say it, but he just might be [the missing piece],’’ Rondo said on ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie. “[The Bulls] have a great..." June 21

  • Dirk: Melo not a realistic option for Mavericks

    ESPN Dallas "Dirk Nowitzki isn't holding his breath on the Dallas Mavericks landing Carmelo Anthony. When asked Friday about how realistic it would be to see Anthony in a Mavs uniform, Nowitzki said: "Not really." "Somebody in his camp brought up the Mavericks first. It's not like we brought him up. If..." June 20

  • Rockets Poised to Make Texas-Sized Offers in Free Agency to LeBron, Melo

    Bleacher Report "There is a chance, however small, that LeBron James will take his talents away from South Beach next month, reversing his infamous decision in 2010 and torpedoing the Miami Heat's self-esteem—along with their title hopes. If it happens, executives around the league will rejoice and raise a..." June 20

  • Pat Riley all but rules out trying to lure Knicks’ Carmelo to Miami

    New York Daily News "The Miami Heat isn’t interested in expanding to a Big Four with Carmelo Anthony. Heat president Pat Riley just about closed the door entirely on making a run at a maximum-contract player such as Anthony, who has been linked to the Heat because of his relationship with LeBron James and the fact..." June 20

  • Webber: Carmelo shouldn't go to Bulls

    ESPN Chicago "As Carmelo Anthony prepares to decide on his NBA future in the next few weeks, Chris Webber says there's one team the New York Knicks star should cross off his list. "If I'm Melo, I'm definitely not going to Chicago," Webber, a former NBA star and current TV analyst, said Wednesday on "The..." June 19

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'Meeting went well'

    ESPN Dallas "Carmelo Anthony said he had a "great" meeting with Knicks president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and head coach Derek Fisher in Los Angeles last week. He also commended Jackson for his decision to hire Fisher, a first-year head coach. "It was great meeting with Phil, it went well,"..." June 19

  • Who Gets Carmelo Anthony?

    Basketball Insiders "Carmelo Has Options: As the 2014 NBA Finals draws to a close and the San Antonio Spurs hoist their fifth championship in the Tim Duncan era, all eyes in the NBA will now shift to the 2014 NBA Draft next week in Brooklyn and to free agency the following week in July. No bigger name tops the..." June 17

  • Carmelo Anthony wants to be in New York, but knows Knicks may not offer best shot at NBA championship

    New York Daily News "By the time Phil Jackson returns from his European vacation, Carmelo Anthony will have officially opted out of his contract, and may or may not have decided whether to chase an NBA championship elsewhere. The first decision Anthony needs to make is determining whether he wants to re-sign with..." June 16

  • Barkley: A ‘travesty’ if Carmelo joins the Heat

    USA Today "The San Antonio Spurs can clinch the NBA title Sunday night with a win in Game 5, and no matter the result, Heat star LeBron James says he’s comfortable with the result: “It’s just basketball.” James is mum on his future with the Heat, meaning the summer of 2014 will certainly be one of the..." June 16

  • Nowitzki says if Knicks star Melo would love to join Mavericks, they’d ‘love to have him’

    New York Daily News "Dirk Nowitzki has made a public plea for Carmelo Anthony to considering joining him in Dallas. “If Carmelo would really love to come here," Nowitzki said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, “we'd love to have him." Anthony will become a free agent on July 1st and the Dallas Mavericks will have the..." June 16

  • Melo’s big-name suitors don’t scare the Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks still like their odds of keeping Carmelo Anthony following their meeting in Los Angeles with Anthony and his agent Leon Rose on Friday night. Despite a report Anthony was “leaning’’ toward leaving the Knicks because of interest from the Bulls and Rockets, Knicks officials did not..." June 15

  • J.R. Smith Says He Wouldn’t Talk To Carmelo Anthony If He Joins Heat

    NESN "Carmelo Anthony will likely sign a big contract this summer, but it might cost him a friend. The All-Star forward appears to want to out of New York, and there are rumors connecting Anthony with the Miami Heat. The move could lead to a new “Big Four” with Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and..." June 15

  • Sources: Carmelo leaning toward leaving Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward leaving in pursuit of immediate championship contention, and awaits the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets to clear the necessary salary-cap space to sign him in free agency, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As re-signing with the Knicks..." June 15

  • Carmelo still plans to opt out of Knicks contract

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony hasn’t wavered from his year-long intent to become a free agent this summer despite Phil Jackson’s hopes to keep Anthony under contract through the 2014-15 season. Barring a dramatic change of heart, Anthony will opt out of his contract on July 1 and become an unrestricted free..." June 14

  • Knicks' high-level brass meeting with Carmelo Anthony this weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Knicks are sending a high-level delegation – including president Phil Jackson and owner James Dolan – to Los Angeles this weekend to sell All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony on a future with the franchise, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For Anthony, who plans to become a free agent..." June 13

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    Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

    Chris Bosh tells Miami Herald's Barry Jackson he, LeBron and Wade have never discussed bringing in Carmelo. "It's very, very unlikely."