Knicks Reportedly Not Interested In Bringing Back Carmelo Anthony 

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Knicks Reportedly Not Interested In Bringing Back Carmelo Anthony 


Carmelo Anthony played seven seasons with the New York Knicks where he averaged 24.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game on 44.3% shooting from the field. He was the face of the franchise and their leader that helped them reach three postseason trips.

The 38-year old scorer last played for the Knicks in 2017 before seeing himself bounce from team to team. Over the years, a number of rumors and speculations have surfaced about a potential reunion between Anthony and the Knicks, but none of it gained strong development.

Anthony, who played with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, hasn’t found a home for this current season yet, and remains an unrestricted free agent. With Anthony and the Knicks having a lot of history together, a potential reunion was rumored to be on the horizon, even more so after recent injuries on the team.

However, according to Steve Popper of Newsday, the franchise does not believe Anthony would be a good fit after all, mostly because of the defensive style the Knicks are trying to play.


Unlike the Phil Jackson era, when the front office tried to run Anthony out of town, his long-time agent, Rose, is running the show. His son, Kyan, is playing ball locally at Christ the King High School. So could he make one last farewell run through Madison Square Garden? Probably not. Anthony has been without a job this season, the second time this has happened to him in recent years. The first time, he resurrected his career in Portland and then helped out the Lakers. But based on one Knicks source, the indications are that Anthony would not fit the style the Knicks are trying to play — namely defense.


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