Carmelo Anthony RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rockets Were Optimistic About Trade For Carmelo Anthony Before Phil Jackson's Exit

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets pursued a trade for Carmelo Anthony last offseason and sources say they were optimistic at one point that a three-way deal would be agreed upon with the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers. The talks with the Knicks, however, fizzled, after the exit of Phil..." May 16

  • Dwight Howard Believes Russell Westbrook Should Sacrifice More And Carmelo Should Be OKC’s ‘Closer’

    Dime Magazine "The Thunder’s very eventful 2017-18 season came to a disappointing end with a first round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz. Since then, the talk around Oklahoma City has centered around what went wrong with their version of the Big Three and who shares what portion of the blame. Russell Westbrook..." May 08

  • Carmelo Anthony mistook start time, got to Game 5 way too early, left then returned later

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Thunder face a potentially make-or-break offseason. Paul George could leave in free agency, which would be disastrous. Carmelo Anthony can decline his early termination option and lock in a $27,928,140 salary, which would also be problematic for Oklahoma City. For those stars (in production..." May 03

  • Presti says Carmelo needs to be a stretch player for Thunder

    247 Sports "Sam Presti is giving his veteran forward an ultimatum. As the Oklahoma City Thunder general manager conducted his end-of-season exit press conference with the media on Wednesday, Presti made a number of comments that could be interpreted as negative when it related to Carmelo Anthony. With..." May 02

  • NBA Rumors: OKC would ‘very much like’ to get rid of Melo

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma City Thunder are likely to walk back one of their key moves during this past offseason, reportedly looking to part ways with perennial All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony. According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, the team will try to convince Paul George to remain part of the..." May 02

  • What are the Thunder's options with Carmelo Anthony?

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder's trade for Carmelo Anthony was a gamble from the onset. For seven months, Anthony tried to fit into what the Thunder wanted from him (with some isolation ball deviation mixed in) and it didn't work. What Anthony said on Saturday doesn't fit OKC's philosophy or plan, but the..." April 30

  • Carmelo Anthony: Thunder had ‘no strategy to me being here, me being a part of the actual system’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony said he won’t come off the bench, but the Thunder forward isn’t just looking ahead with indignation. He’s also looking back with indignation. Anthony, via Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript: “The player that they wanted me to be and needed me to be was for the sake of this..." April 30

  • Should Heat take on final year of Melo's contract to shed future money?

    Palm Beach Post "Oklahoma City’s vision of a Super Team was a flop and now the Thunder are looking at a tumultuous summer after being eliminated in six games by the Jazz in the first round of the playoffs. Russell Westbrook’s five-year, $205 million extension is ready to kick in and the 2016-17 MVP likely is..." April 30

  • Carmelo Anthony Says Thunder Had ‘No Strategy to [Him] Being Here’

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony has some thoughts on his role with the Oklahoma City Thunder after they were bounced from the first round of the NBA Playoffs by the Utah Jazz. “I think the player that they wanted me to be and needed me to be was for the sake of this season,” Anthony said during exit interview,..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony scored just four points in all fourth quarters of Jazz series

    Clutch Points "For Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Carmelo Anthony, this past first-round series against the Utah Jazz was quite a bitter way to end his first season with OKC. That was especially true for how he played down the stretch of those six games in the fourth quarter. According to a tweet from..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony On If He’d Come Off The Bench: ‘That’s Out Of The Question’

    SLAM Online "During his exit interview on Saturday, forward Carmelo Anthony was asked whether he would consider coming off the bench going forward, via ESPN‘s Royce Young: Anthony, who averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game, also described his year with the Thunder as “interesting.”" April 28

  • One stat sums up Carmelo Anthony's horrible series against the Jazz

    Give Me Sport "Despite putting together a star-studded team last summer in the hope of competing for a championship, the Oklahoma City Thunder are somehow staring playoff elimination in the face in the first round. They trail the Utah Jazz 3-1 after four games and are on the verge of an embarrassing exit..." April 26

  • Carmelo Anthony would not be upset if he sees decrease in minutes

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder went on a late run on Wednesday night to stave off elimination against the Utah Jazz, and they did much of their damage with Carmelo Anthony riding the bench. Anthony clearly wasn’t happy about it at the time, but it’s tough to argue with the result. At one point,..." April 26

  • So, Carmelo Anthony's Career Is Over, Right?

    The Big Lead "Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently down 3-1 to the Utah Jazz after getting smoked by 17 Monday night. Given how bad Anthony has looked all season, it’s fairly clear we’ve reached the end of his effectiveness in the NBA. Anthony will turn 34 on May 29, and he’s due $27.9..." April 25

  • On Carmelo, showing maturity through acceptance and playoff glory

    The Sports Fan Journal "“It feels good, man, kind of just to be back in that postseason mindset…looking forward to not planning vacations. Even though I would love to be with my family, I think they understand that this is very important.” — Carmelo Anthony, via Brett Dawson of The Daily Oklahoman Nine years ago,..." April 11

  • Carmelo Anthony admits that Russell Westbrook steals rebounds

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is finally addressing the elephant in the locker room for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Speaking with the media Tuesday, Anthony admitted that Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook steals rebounds. Here is what he had to say, per Royce Young of ESPN. “For me, it’s good to have a..." April 10

  • All-time Team USA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony snubbed from national team pool

    Clutch Points "The call-up for the 2018-20 USA Men’s National Team pool has been announced and while the list includes many household names, it’s lacking the team’s all-time leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony had been an All-Star player for eight consecutive seasons (2010-17), but has taken a steep..." April 06

  • Russell Westbrook insists on great relationship with Paul George, Carmelo Anthony

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma City Thunder faced yet another painful loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, dropping down another spot in the fierce Western Conference and now mired in sixth place. As a unit, the Thunder shot a woeful 37.6 percent from the field, despite Russell Westbrook’s brilliant..." April 04

  • Thunder's Carmelo Anthony surprised to be on bench for fourth quarter of OT loss

    ABC News "Carmelo Anthony said he was surprised to be on the bench on the final play of regulation with a chance to win at the buzzer as he sat the entire fourth quarter in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 126-125 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. "Yeah, of course," Anthony said. "Of course I..." March 31

  • Carmelo Anthony is adjusting to his role with Thunder

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder made a bold move in the offseason when they acquired Carmelo Anthony via trade. With the postseason just around the corner, Anthony will be playoff bound for the first in five seasons. As the Thunder prepare for that journey, Anthony continues to adjust to a different..." March 29

  • Carmelo on OKC reaching playoffs: 'We'll be there'

    ESPN "With seven games to go, ESPN's BPI playoff odds put the Oklahoma City Thunder at 97.5 percent to reach the postseason. Carmelo Anthony says you can go ahead and make that an even 100 percent. "We'll be there. We'll be there," Anthony said Wednesday. "I think we're confident enough to know that..." March 28

  • Billy Donovan stands by his decision to let Carmelo Anthony take final shot

    Clutch Points "Despite being down by as many as 18 points in the first half, the Oklahoma City Thunder were quickly able to battle back against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Unfortunately, with the Thunder down 108-105 and with possession of the ball for the final shot, Thunder star forward Carmelo..." March 26

  • Carmelo passes Reggie Miller on NBA's all-time scoring list

    SLAM Online "Carmelo Anthony, with a bucket against the Raptors today, joins LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki as the only active players in the NBA’s all-time top 20 scoring list. Anthony continues to move up the list. He passed Jerry West earlier in the season and now has Alex English in his sights for 18th..." March 18

  • 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