Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Carmelo Anthony: No hard feelings with Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "Carmelo Anthony insisted that there were no hard feelings, no real feelings at all. He was not with the Rockets long enough to build the sort of relationships he had with the Nuggets, Knicks or even the Thunder, as if to him, the Rockets had become just another team in the NBA, another line in..." January 16

  • Carmelo Anthony passes Kobe Bryant with latest game-winner in final seconds

    Clutch Points "Blazers vet Carmelo Anthony put on a vintage performance on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors, scoring a season-high 28 points, but none sweeter than the last two he buried with 3.3 seconds left in regulation. That shot gave the new Portland Trail Blazers gem..." January 08

  • Skip Bayless Says Carmelo Anthony is 'The Best 35-Year Old in the NBA'

    The Big Lead "Carmelo Anthony hit a game-winning jumper with 3.3 seconds remaining to beat the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. The bucket capped a 28-point, 7-rebound game for Melo. Today on Undisputed, Skip Bayless raved about Anthony's play since returning to the NBA and said, "I'm..." January 08

  • Carmelo Anthony Thanks Knicks Fans For MSG Ovation, 'Appreciate the Love!'

    TMZ "Carmelo Anthony says he REALLY appreciates the loud ovation he got from Knicks fans Wednesday during his return to Madison Square Garden ... saying, "Real know the real!" The Portland Trail Blazers star hadn't played at MSG since Dec. 2017 -- after the Knicks traded..." January 04

  • Carmelo Anthony thinks Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson doesn’t know ‘how good he can be’

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony has nothing but praises for Mitchell Robinson, who led the New York Knicks to a 24-point blowout of his Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Robinson put on a big game for the Knicks, scoring a team-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds to..." January 02

  • Knicks refused to be ignored in Carmelo Anthony lovefest

    New York Post "The way Carmelo Anthony was cheered at the Garden on Wednesday night, you would have thought he was still playing for the Knicks. Anthony, who was the face of the Knicks franchise from 2011-2017, was cheered during the introductions, cheered whenever he touched the ball on..." January 02

  • Carmelo Anthony’s return to Madison Square Garden

    Sporting News "Dear Diary: It’s been just over two years. Two years since New York’s once-prodigal son, Carmelo Anthony dribbled a basketball in Madison Square Garden. Although only two years in seconds, minutes, hours, days, etc., it feels like a lifetime ago. At that..." January 01

  • Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony doesn’t think knee contusion is serious: ‘Everything is good'

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony was forced to leave Friday’s game against the Orlando Magic in the second quarter after suffering a left knee contusion, but could return to the lineup as early as Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Anthony..." December 22

  • Warriors’ Steve Kerr likes Carmelo Anthony’s fit with Blazers

    Clutch Points "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was a bit surprised to see how long it took Carmelo Anthony to find his way back in the league after his short-lived tenure with the Houston Rockets mired him off the NBA hardwood for more than a full year. “Yeah, a..." December 18

  • Carmelo Anthony speaks out on his defense helping Blazers beat Suns

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony had another impressive performance on Tuesday, as he helped the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-110 victory against the Phoenix Suns. However, one of the things that stood out the most was Anthony’s defense on the evening. Melo is by no means a..." December 17

  • Monty Williams ‘happy to see’ Carmelo Anthony back in the NBA

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams says he’s “happy to see” Carmelo Anthony back in the NBA and playing well for the Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony was out of the league for more than a year before the Blazers signed him in November. Williams says..." December 16

  • Carmelo Anthony says his number should be retired by the Nuggets as well as the Knicks

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony is best known for his time with the New York Knicks. Where exactly that falls, though, depends on your perspective. Anthony's biggest fans point to the 54-win Knicks team that Anthony led during the 2012-13 season, in which he was the runner-up for MVP. That..." December 13

  • Carmelo Anthony Admits He Was “Open” To A Return To Nuggets

    Fadeaway World "For Carmelo Anthony, it all started in Denver. After being drafted to the Nuggets 3rd overall in the 2003 Draft, he made a name for himself as an NBA superstar, averaging 24.8 points in 8 seasons with the franchise. And though that’s all ancient history now, Carmelo Anthony..." December 13

  • Damian Lillard says it has been a ‘joy’ to have Carmelo Anthony with Blazers

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard heaped praise on Carmelo Anthony. For Lillard, having Anthony around has been a ‘joy’ given the things that he brings to the team day in and day out. Speaking with Rebecca Harlow of MSG Networks, Lillard broke..." December 12

  • NBA Stars Thought Treatment of Carmelo Anthony Was Disrespectful

    Bleacher Report "The Portland Trail Blazers' decision last month to sign Carmelo Anthony was a half-court heave for a reeling squad with nowhere else to turn.  In the minds of Anthony's fellow players, it should have never taken those circumstances for him to find a new home in..." December 12

  • Knicks' Marcus Morris excited to be playing against Carmelo Anthony

    Newsday "Marcus Morris is just five years younger than Carmelo Anthony, but he grew up wanting to emulate him, modeling his game on the high-scoring Anthony’s style. And now, as he was preparing to face Anthony Tuesday, he strongly supports Anthony’s return to the NBA. Anthony..." December 11

  • Carmelo Anthony Hopes Knicks Retire His No. 7 Jersey at MSG

    Bleacher Report "Frank Isola of The Athletic reported Tuesday there was mutual interest between the two sides. Anthony wanted to sign early in order to help the front office recruit free agents, but the team only wanted to add him if they also landed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, both of whom instead..." December 11

  • Carmelo Anthony seemingly calls out Kevin Durant over spurning Knicks

    Sportress of Blogitude "Carmelo Anthony understands all too well the pressures of playing for the New York Knicks, something that became all the more arduous during his tenure as the organization fell into a state of utter and total dysfunction under the watch of owner James Dolan. Anthony’s..." December 10

  • Carmelo Anthony on Playing for the Knicks: 'I Wanted That Challenge'

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony's time with the Knicks can be characterized in many ways. Yet, he'll forever be remembered for bravely standing within the chaos that surrounded the franchise. During an interview with the Daily News, Anthony explained that he..." December 09

  • Carmelo Anthony: After Rockets exit, told Chris Paul to 'just be careful'

    ESPN " Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have a lot of shared basketball history after almost two decades in the NBA, but one specific tie between the two former All-Stars has bound both proud men over the past year: their respective unceremonious divorces from the Houston..." December 09

  • Blazers’ Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony has ‘been a breath of fresh air for us’

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazers amended the contract of Carmelo Anthony on Thursday so it becomes fully guaranteed immediately. Blazers head coach Terry Stotts says Anthony has “been a breath of fresh air for us.” " December 06

  • Blazers To Fully Guarantee Carmelo Anthony’s Contract For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Fresh off his first Player of the Week award since 2014, Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony will have his partially guaranteed veteran’s minimum contract with the team become fully guaranteed. Thus, the 35 year-old Anthony will earn the full..." December 05

  • Melo dismisses award critics: 'Come too far to start listening to that bulls**t'

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony beat out Luka Doncic and James Harden for the NBA's latest Western Conference Player of the Week honors, sparking criticism over whether the 35-year-old was the most deserving candidate. But the Portland Trail..." December 04

  • Carmelo Anthony Was Hoping For An Offer From The Lakers

    Hoops Rumors "Carmelo Anthony has revived his career with the Trail Blazers, but he told reporters in Los Angeles last night that he had been hoping to join his close friend LeBron James with the Lakers, relays Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. Anthony got a warm reception from the crowd..." December 04

  • Clippers' Paul George defends Carmelo Anthony: 'Let him hoop'

    ESPN "Paul George doesn't hide how he feels about Carmelo Anthony. In fact, the LA Clippers All-Star is quick to point out how he wears a chain that Anthony gave to him when the two played together on the Oklahoma City Thunder. "He was the big brother, he..." December 04

  • Carmelo Anthony was ready to walk away before Trail Blazers offer came

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony says he was prepared to walk away from the NBA if the Portland Trail Blazers hadn't called and offered him a roster spot last month. "I was preparin' myself," Anthony told ESPN's Rachel Nichols in a conversation that aired on..." December 03

  • Carmelo Anthony didn't deserve Player of the Week

    CBS Sports "Everybody loves Carmelo Anthony. His teammates rave about him. His peers borderline worship him. Personally, the Blazers are usually the first team I check on League Pass these days. I want to watch Melo. He's as smooth as ever. I'm not just rooting for him -- I am prepared to die..." December 02

  • Carmelo Anthony named conference Player of the Week for 1st time in 5 years

    The Score "Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. The last time the 35-year-old earned Player of the Week honors was in March 2014 while suiting up for the New York Knicks. " December 02

  • Carmelo Anthony has turned Trail Blazers run into much more than a pity stop

    Sporting News "It would not have been a surprise if last year's 10-game dud with the Rockets was the last time Carmelo Anthony played in the NBA. Still unsigned entering the 2019-20 season, Anthony went more than a calendar year before he was picked up by the Trail Blazers this..." November 30

  • LeBron James blessed Lakers signing Carmelo Anthony last summer, but front office didn’t

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Trail Blazers signed Carmelo Anthony. Why didn’t the Lakers? There was plenty of chatter about Anthony joining his friend LeBron James in Los Angeles last season. As free agency approached last summer, rumors intensified about the..." November 29

  • Carmelo Anthony’s 81-percent shooting vs. Thunder is the highest field goal percentage of his career

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony had another great game for the Portland Trail Blazers as he finished with 19 points, four rebounds, and two assists to help the team win against the Oklahoma City Thunder 136-119 on Wednesday night. Melo made 81.8 percent of his shots (9-11) against..." November 28

  • Carmelo Anthony upon Blazers arrival: ‘I know I’m new here but I’m not new to this game’

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony was signed by the Portland Trail Blazers to provide the spark the team so badly needed after a 5-9 start to the 2019-20 season. Yet it was surprising to see him take a leadership initiative after being out of the NBA for a full calendar year. Damian..." November 27

  • Carmelo Anthony Blasts Idea of Retirement: 'This Ain't a Damn Farewell Tour'

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony reiterated he doesn't intend for the 2019-20 season to be his NBA swan song. Anthony told The Athletic's Shams Charania he didn't consider his move to the Portland Trail Blazers part of a long goodbye to the..." November 26

  • Richard Jefferson: Carmelo Anthony is Playing the Long Game

    The Big Lead "Carmelo Anthony has played two games with the Portland Trail Blazers. He's been an offensive weapon but, unsurprisingly, hasn't helped a porous defense show any improvement. Many are wondering why Anthony, who is 35 and has only so many miles left on his body, would even bother coming..." November 23

  • Carmelo Anthony is starting to look more like his old self, for better and for mostly worse

    CBS Sports "All things considered, the Portland Trail Blazers got about what they should have expected out of Carmelo Anthony on Thursday. Most teams would be ecstatic to sign a veteran free agent to a non-guaranteed minimum deal and get 18 points of production in his second game with..." November 22

  • Jalen Rose Says Carmelo Anthony's a Great Pickup For Blazers

    TMZ "Carmelo Anthony is FINALLY making his NBA return Tuesday night ... and ex-NBA star Jalen Rose says he's expecting the newest Trail Blazer to make an immediate impact. It's been 374 days since Melo saw the court ... but he'll be making his highly-anticipated..." November 20

  • Carmelo Anthony Talks About NBA Return

    Hoops Rumors "Carmelo Anthony‘s first NBA game in 12 months wasn’t remarkable, but being back on the court was satisfying enough for the future Hall of Famer. Anthony scored 10 points and made just four of 14 shots in a loss at New Orleans, but he showed he can still contribute to an NBA team..." November 20

  • Carmelo Anthony reveals Blazers wanted him to start from the time he was signed

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony’s debut drew mixed reactions after a 115-104 loss to the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans. The new Portland Trail Blazers forward got the nod to start only hours ahead of his season debut, a move most believed was due to Damian Lillard’s absence..." November 20

  • Carmelo Anthony thankful for opportunity: Greatest feeling 'was to feel wanted'

    The Score "The start of Carmelo Anthony's Portland Trail Blazers tenure wasn't ideal, but postgame the 12-time All-Star felt thankful for the opportunity. "The greatest feeling of all was to feel wanted by a group of guys who believe in me and my talent and what I can..." November 20

  • Blazers GM Neil Olshey says Carmelo Anthony brings the poise that Portland needs

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony is set to make his debut with the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, but the new veteran signing is expected to help the team right away, as general manager Neil Olshey sees it. “For us, ‘Melo can be another..." November 19

  • Carmelo Anthony explains his choice for new jersey No. 00 with Blazers

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony explained his choice to switch to jersey No. 00 in his new venture with the Portland Trail Blazers, now set to debut on Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Now a year and 11 days removed from the last time he played in an NBA floor, the..." November 19

  • Carmelo Anthony To Start For Blazers In Debut

    Hoops Rumors "It’s been over a year since Carmelo Anthony played in an NBA game with his last contest coming last season in Oklahoma City (November 8, 2018) as a member of the Rockets. His last start was 10 days prior to that contest, in Houston against the Blazers. Anthony is..." November 19

  • Nick Nurse intends to ramp up recruitment of NBA players for Team Canada

    Sportsnet "Nick Nurse believes he can play a bigger role in building Canada’s basketball team. Nurse was still soaking up the heady experience of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA championship run when he was named head coach of the Canadian team in June, and tasked with securing an..." September 07

  • Report: NBA execs don’t believe Carmelo Anthony is willing to accept a lesser role

    Clutch Points "According to Zach Harper of The Athletic, one of the main reasons Carmelo Anthony remains unsigned is because NBA executives reportedly don’t believe he is willing to accept a lesser role on a team. 00:36 / 04:57 00:00 Ad will start..." September 05

  • Carmelo Anthony Camp ‘Aggressively’ Fighting Perceptions, Sources Say

    Heavy "It’s become a late-summer staring contest among some of the splashiest, most-followed franchises in the NBA. One of them will sign erstwhile star Carmelo Anthony, who is 35 and has not played since he was set free by the Houston Rockets after 10 games last..." September 03

  • Damian Lillard shoots down possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining Blazers

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard recently shot down down the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining forces with him. On The Joe Budden Podcast, Lillard briefly narrated his previous efforts in trying to lure Anthony to Portland before. He failed in all..." September 03

  • Carmelo Anthony Signing With Nets Would Be Unmitigated Disaster

    The Big Lead "Carmelo Anthony is still a star in New York City. Trust me, the lifetime Knicks fan and native Manhattanite I sit next to at work won’t shut up about him and how unfair it is he hasn’t signed with an NBA team yet. “How the hell is Michael Beasley on an NBA team..." August 30

  • Brian Scalabrine says Carmelo Anthony should join the Big3

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joe Johnson is 38 years old and hasn’t played a game in the NBA since May of 2018. The former All-Star is now playing in the Big3, where he is tearing it up in Ice Cube’s summer 3-on-3 basketball league. In fact, Johnson has played so well that former Boston..." August 30

  • Carmelo Anthony Expected To Scrimmage With Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony is expected to reconnect with his former team and participate in the Knicks‘ informal 5-on-5 scrimmages at Columbia University this morning, league sources tell Jake Fischer of SI.com (Twitter link). Those scrimmages are the same..." August 29

  • Stephen A. Smith Says LeBron James Should Convince Lakers to Sign Carmelo Anthony

    Heavy "Carmelo Anthony still remains a free agent. We’re roughly a month away from the start of NBA training camp and even Dwight Howard has somehow reunited with the Los Angeles Lakers before the start of the 2019-20 season. While some..." August 26