Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Carmelo Anthony wants D-League rebrand as part of next CBA

    SI "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony wants an overhaul in the NBA Development League as part of the discussion in the next collective bargaining agreement. Anthony says he wants to create more jobs for younger players, and wants every team to have an affiliate. Currently, there are 22 NBA..." October 18

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony spoke to Colin Kaepernick the day he sat for anthem

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony gave Colin Kaepernick advice the day that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback first sat down for the national anthem. In an extensive interview with The Undefeated's Howard Bryant about race in America and finding his voice, the New York Knicks forward revealed that he encouraged..." October 18

  • Carmelo sees a lot of Marc Gasol in teammate Hernangomez

    New York Daily News "One of the biggest revelations of New York's preseason has been the play of rookie Willy Hernangomez, a 22-year-old Spaniard who has displayed an impressive package of skills, awareness and agility for a center. Following Saturday's double-double effort (12 points, 12 rebounds) from..." October 16

  • Knicks, Carmelo Anthony sound naive to realities of Derrick Rose's trial

    Newsday "The Knicks didn’t anticipate that Derrick Rose would be in Los Angeles as long as he’s been for his sexual assault civil trial and are considering sending an assistant coach there to work with him. Rose left the team the morning of Oct. 5 and has missed five practices and two preseason games...." October 14

  • Carmelo shames mag’s top-50 NBA list: You ranked me where?!

    New York Post "When your player ranking almost matches your team’s 2014-15 win total (17, the Knicks’ fewest ever)? Most NBA players might be happy with that. Not Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who lashed out at SLAM Magazine Wednesday for listing him at No. 15 on their NBA Top 50 rankings. “@slamonline lost..." October 13

  • Jeremy Lin: Carmelo hasn’t ripped me to my face

    New York Post "After Carmelo Anthony expressed surprise that the Nets had made Jeremy Lin the face of their franchise, Lin said he doesn’t care what his former Knicks teammate said. Lin didn’t play Saturday night when the Nets lost, 116-98, to the Knicks at the Garden, but Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson..." October 09

  • Carmelo Anthony on Nets’ Jeremy Lin: ‘The face of that franchise’

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care to relive what happened during Jeremy Lin’s Knicks tenure or what led to his departure from the team, but the two are indelibly linked. Rightly or wrongly, Anthony has been accused of ending Linsanity at Madison Square Garden. Now Lin has resurfaced in New York..." October 08

  • Carmelo Anthony wishes former teammate Jeremy Lin well with Nets

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin once shared an NBA team. Now they share an NBA city. The Knicks star says Lin is the face of the Nets, and despite what people may believe, he's happy for his former teammate. “He is the face of their franchise — believe it or not,’’ Anthony said after..." October 07

  • Carmelo Anthony’s Good-Ass Job

    The Ringer "After a long summer of topless championship parades, free-agency meetings in the Hamptons, Snapchat mishaps, and gold medals, the NBA is finally, truly, really, almost back. The start of training camp marks the beginning of our NBA Preview. This week is Banana Boat Week. We’ll be looking at how..." October 04

  • With plenty of trash-talking, Joakim Noah joins Carmelo, Rose in Knicks' common goal to take down LeBron

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah has directed just about every profanity in the book at LeBron James, but in the end all those names, as well as the Chicago Bulls teams Noah anchored, would never hurt LeBron. The same goes for Noah’s more famous teammates, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, who have also matched up..." September 29

  • Knicks' Derrick Rose doesn't mind playing second fiddle to Carmelo Anthony

    New York Daily News "Derrick Rose was THE GUY in Chicago starting with his rookie season in 2008, beloved as the hometown savior and the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA. He averaged 17 shots as a point guard through seven seasons, dominating the ball, the endorsements and the cap space. But now in New York..." September 28

  • Derrick Rose wants to 'make the game easier' for Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN "Derrick Rose has a clear understanding of his new role with the New York Knicks. "My job is to come here and help [Carmelo Anthony] win. This is his team," Rose said on Tuesday after his first training camp practice with the Knicks. "In practice to push him, be on him, when I see that he's..." September 27

  • Carmelo Anthony: I've never played alongside a guy like Derrick Rose

    ESPN "There’s always plenty of optimism at NBA media day. Every player is in the best shape of his career and every team is optimistic about what’s to come. And then the season starts, and some of the predictions and platitudes end up looking silly. So on days like this, a lot of the rhetoric feels..." September 27

  • Fat Joe Says Carmelo Anthony Told Him This Season Is Going to be Incredible for the Knicks

    Complex "Despite what Derrick Rose might lead you to believe, the Knicks do not have a team that’s good enough to compete for an NBA championship this season. In reality, they probably don’t even have a team that’s good enough to compete for one of the top spots in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. But..." September 08

  • Carmelo makes bodega run in monogrammed bathrobe

    New York Post "Call Carmelo Anthony a robe warrior. The Knicks star strolled to a New York City convenience store with his family wearing what appears to be just a white robe with “Melo” embroidered on it in silver and a red and black Olympic baseball cap. Anthony’s wife, La La, captured the outing on her..." August 26

  • Jim Boeheim: Carmelo Anthony is 'unlikely to win an NBA title'

    USA Today "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was a member of Team USA’s coaching staff. He returned to Syracuse this week after a successful run with his former Orange superstar Carmelo Anthony in the Rio Olympics. With all the excitement from winning a gold medal, you’d think Boeheim would have a..." August 24

  • After three Olympic golds, Carmelo Anthony retires from Team USA

    ESPN "An emotional Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from international play on Sunday after helping the United States men's Olympic team win gold. Anthony is the first American men's basketball player to win three gold medals, the third coming after Team USA's 96-66 win over Serbia on Sunday...." August 22

  • Carmelo Anthony details his time spent in a Rio favela

    USA Today "Carmelo Anthony had seen what favelas looked like in the movies. Or, to be more accurate, the movie. “I watched ‘City of God’ almost 100 times, and it’s very, very accurate,” the New York Knicks star and Team USA basketball player told USA TODAY Sports. “It was one of them.” For a few..." August 17

  • Melo would've 'gone off' on critics if LeBron didn't tell him to chill

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony caught some heat for saying winning three Olympic gold medals - and no NBA championships - is enough to render his career "great." It seems Anthony didn't take the criticism too well, but luckily for him, he has a level-headed friend in LeBron James." August 15

  • Shumpert teased Melo about winning a championship first

    The Score "Iman Shumpert has no chill whatsoever. The Cleveland Cavaliers swingman recently revealed he made fun of his former teammate, Carmelo Anthony, about being the first one to win a title. "I definitely teased him about having a ring before him," the former New York Knick said in a video..." August 13

  • Carmelo Anthony Says He'd Be Happy with 3 Gold Medals, No NBA Title

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony is already one of the most successful Olympic basketball players in United States history and is in search of his record third gold medal this year in Rio de Janeiro, something that he says would be satisfying if he never gets the chance to win an NBA title. Speaking to ESPN's..." August 11

  • Carmelo Anthony passes Michael Jordan for third on U.S. Olympic scoring list

    USA Today "Carmelo Anthony just keeps moving up the Team USA record charts. With his three-pointer from the left wing at the 2:34 mark of the second quarter in Monday’s win against Venezuela, the New York Knicks star surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the USA's all-time Olympics scoring list...." August 09

  • Carmelo: Beating China by 57 was a 'statement to the rest of the world'

    Yahoo! Sports "“The Star-Spangled Banner” played before Team USA took on China Saturday night and all 12 members of the U.S. men’s Olympic team were lined up, heads bowed, with their right hands over their hearts. NBC cameras scrolled down the line and caught center DeMarcus Cousins yawning, which served as a..." August 07

  • USA Men's Basketball Team Sings "A Thousand Miles," Carmelo Anthony Is Having None of It

    Complex ""A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton dropped 15 years ago, but it still manages to bring everyone together. Well, almost everyone. While on the plane, someone threw on Carlton's hit song and the U.S. men's basketball team was split into factions. Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving tapped into their..." July 30

  • Melo can't believe Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

    ESPN "Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from..." July 28

  • Melo commends Jordan's statement: 'It was brilliant and about time'

    The Score "Michael Jordan's open letter released through ESPN's The Undefeated on Monday concerning the wave of racially-motivated and anti-police violence currently plaguing America caught the attention of New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony. "To answer your question about the Michael Jordan thing,..." July 25

  • Melo planning community meeting for next week in L.A.

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is on a roll. While announcing his Olympic-team “town hall meeting” he is staging in Los Angeles will be held Monday, Anthony continued his activist role regarding “Black Lives Matter” issues when he criticized the fines levied against politically minded WNBA players. The..." July 22

  • Carmelo speaks carefully about his solo Durant recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is not resentful Kevin Durant didn’t strongly consider New York, and the Knicks star said fans should lay off Durant for making the decision to join the superpowers of Golden State. Anthony spent a late June weekend with Durant in New York before free agency began. Those..." July 20

  • Carmelo Anthony remains committed to change off the court

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony remains committed to using his powerful voice to make a positive change in the community. Within the last two weeks the Knicks forward has already shown a willingness to speak out about gun violence and social injustice. “What I put out there on Instagram and what we did for the..." July 19

  • Carmelo has yet another new cast, no excuse and likely a smile

    New York Post "At least Carmelo Anthony is used to this turnover. As Anthony gathers Monday in Las Vegas for the first of a five-day U.S. Olympic training camp, he’ll be surrounded by a host of new teammates. Only Anthony and Kevin Durant are back from the 2012 U.S. team that won gold in London. It’s not..." July 18

  • Carmelo Anthony again urges athletes not to be afraid to speak out

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony again called on his fellow athletes to use their platforms to speak out on social issues in the wake of the shooting deaths last week of two African-American men and five Dallas police officers. The Knicks' star wrote in a column for The Guardian newspaper that athletes..." July 13

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'We have to step up and take charge'

    ESPN "In the wake of the tragic shooting in Dallas that left five law enforcement officers dead, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony took to social media Friday morning to ask athletes to "step up" and "demand change" without resorting to violence. "Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work,"..." July 08

  • Carmelo Anthony Has Begun Recruitment Of Kevin Durant

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony has begun his recruitment of Kevin Durant in free agency. The New York Knicks are pursuing Durant in free agency. Anthony and Durant were teammates during the 2012 Olympics in London. "We've been together," said Anthony. "We've been talking." Durant's free agency meetings..." June 27

  • Phil Jackson: Rose trade is 'reinvigorating' for Anthony

    ESPN "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the addition of Derrick Rose will be "reinvigorating" for Carmelo Anthony. Anthony expressed concern over the direction of the franchise after the season, wondering whether the Knicks planned to compete in the near future or undergo a long-term..." June 24

  • Carmelo Anthony To Play In 2016 Olympics

    Daily Knicks "One of the most prominent storylines of the 2016 NBA season has been the top NBA stars’ seeming refusal to commit to the Summer Olympics. Some have pulled out altogether, with word remaining mum on the intentions of most others. It’s not as much about a desire to usher in a new generation as it..." June 23

  • Carmelo: Knicks really aren't 'that bad'

    The Score "Despite finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference with 32 wins, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is cautiously optimistic about his team's chances moving forward. With their starting frontcourt already set, Anthony believes the Knicks will need to fill just a few roster spots to once..." June 08

  • Carmelo Anthony: Wait and see about word on Knicks coach

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony was a pregame guest during batting practice at the Mets-Dodgers game at Citi Field on Friday night. Wearing a half-Yankees/half-Mets NY logo hat, the Knicks forward shared pleasantries and hugs with Mets such as Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Curtis Granderson and even Jerry..." May 28

  • Carmelo Anthony had no input on Knicks coaching search, happy with Jeff Hornacek

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson’s triangle offense may be taking a different shape with the impending hiring of Jeff Hornacek. And Carmelo Anthony, for one, is looking forward to the possibility. Anthony told WNBC on Saturday that he’s liked what he’s seen in Hornacek’s coaching style." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony excited to play faster pace under Jeff Hornacek

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony is looking forward to playing at a quicker pace under Jeff Hornacek, who is expected to be named the next head coach of the New York Knicks in the coming days. "I played against him a couple of times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix," Anthony said in an interview..." May 22

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'I'm in the prime of my career'

    New York Daily News "Robert Parish. Kevin Willis. Kevin Garnett. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kobe Bryant. Those are the names of the five players in NBA history who played at least 20 seasons in the league. Carmelo Anthony wants to be on the list, too. "I think I'm in the prime of my career right now. I have years to..." May 21

  • Carmelo Anthony rules out summer trade from Knicks

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony gave an assurance he won’t waive his no-trade clause this summer. Anthony spoke for 15 minutes Thursday, at a TechCrunch conference at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, about Melo7 Tech Partners, the company he started a year ago that invests in tech start-ups, then took questions..." May 12

  • Why Carmelo approves of Blatt, despite LeBron friction

    New York Post "Though his buddy LeBron James couldn’t stand him, Carmelo Anthony likes the idea of hiring former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, according to a person familiar with his thinking. Blatt interviewed with the Knicks two weeks ago and is being considered for the position, despite erroneous reports it..." May 11

  • Carmelo Anthony Wanted to Stay at Syracuse to Party

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony had a blast as a freshman at Syracuse. He had so much fun, in fact, he didn’t want to leave college for the NBA, the former Orangeman revealed to Sports Illustrated. "I was actually having so much fun at school," Anthony told Dan Patrick. "At that time Syracuse was maybe the No...." May 06

  • Carmelo Anthony on What He Wants From the Next Knicks Coach

    Complex "New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is in a room—a glass box in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, actually—with a polygraph and a polygraph operator, but we can’t hook him up to it. Instead, others will try it, with Anthony watching as they answer questions from friends and spouses. For..." May 03

  • Carmelo Anthony undecided about playing in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Chris Paul withdrew from this summer’s Olympic team, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are the only players left from the 2008 team. If they played this summer in Rio de Janeiro, they would have the chance to be the only men’s basketball players ever to win three gold medals. But James is..." April 30

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Would assume I'd be talking with Phil Jackson about coach

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven't spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. "I'm pretty..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony says he has not been consulted in Knicks' coaching search

    CBS Sports "When Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks in 2014, it was widely known that it was an awkward fit for both sides. The Knicks were clearly looking at a rebuild, and that just doesn't work with a superstar on board. Rumors of a possible trade have been floated and shot down several..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

    Bleacher Report "Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony: "Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and we didn't win but we had great games," per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. On Thursday, Anthony responded to..." April 28

  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony agree to play in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Officially, LeBron James has said he hasn’t made a decision about playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he would decide after the season (when he likely will have made his sixth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals). Carmelo Anthony has said he’d like to go to Rio if he can make Team..." April 24

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