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 get-togethers came amid the U.S. Olympic team gathering for its introductory press event in Harlem. “I knew he was meeting with [Golden State],’’ Anthony said. “I knew they were on the schedule. Just talking to him and being around him, he’s happy and at peace with that decision. And everyone else should be at peace with that decision. If he’s at peace, everyone else should be at peace.” Durant’s choice of joining the powerhouse Warriors, deserting the Thunder, and spurning up-and-coming clubs such as the Celtics, Clippers and Heat has created a firestorm. The Knicks didn’t seem much in the picture, but it appears Anthony — rather than team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills — monitored the situation. Durant declined to meet with Jackson and Mills during his Hamptons summit — where he met with six clubs, including the Thunder.
Carmelo speaks carefully about his solo Durant recruitment
New York Post | Jul 20