CARMELO ANTHONY RUMORS

Carmelo Anthony recruiting Kevin Durant for Knicks

Carmelo Anthony would love nothing more than to team up with Kevin Durant on the New York Knicks. Fueled by Phil Jackson’s shovel that has dug the team out of a hole, the Knicks stand in a position to make a big splash this summer after having already added Derrick Rose via trade and Kristaps Porzingis looking like a star of the future. For Anthony, the best possible big move is...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant talk Knicks and Team USA

The 2016 US Olympic Basketball team is announced at a press conference in Harlem, and Carmelo Anthony talked about the trade of Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, and the free agency of Kevin Durant.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony praises Knicks for Derrick Rose trade

Carmelo Anthony sounds very, very pleased by the recent moves Phil Jackson has made to try to improve the New York Knicks. Anthony, speaking at the unveiling of the U.S. Olympic Team in New York on Monday, was enthused by the Derrick Rose trade. Carmelo Anthony on the Derrick Rose trade: "I like that a lot." — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 27, 2016 Carmelo Anthony agreed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo on recruiting Durant: 'We've been talking'

The New York Knicks plan to do all they can to convince Kevin Durant to sign with them, and it sounds like Carmelo Anthony is leading the charge. Anthony told Marc Stein of ESPN.com on Monday that he has already begun recruiting Durant. “I’m with KD now; he’s right downstairs,” Anthony said. “We’ve been together. We’ve been talking. “I do consider myself part of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the full 12-man USA Basketball roster for Rio

With the reports today that Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes will join Team USA for this summer’s Olympics in Brazil, it appears that USA Basketball’s 12 man roster is set for the event. Irving, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup MVP, joins Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and a number of other American stars. The LIKELY official @usabasketball team for Rio...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards, Knicks pursuing Noah

The Washington Wizards are going to go after Joakim Noah hard when free agency starts. Mitch Lawrence of Sports Illustrated reports the Wizards are prepared to offer the longtime Chicago Bulls center a full maximum contract. Noah, 31, is coming off shoulder surgery. He played only 29 games last season. The Wizards are not the only team interested. The New York Knicks, Minnesota...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: D-Rose trade will reinvigorate Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony hasn’t been shy about expressing his unhappiness over another disappointing New York Knicks season, in which they stumbled to a 32-50 record and another postseason absence. And he has made it clear he expected big things out of the organization this offseason. Consider things trending in the right direction. But with a new head coach in Jeff Hornacek and a big...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek: Carmelo Anthony ‘excited for next year’

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek, via email correspondence with Carmelo Anthony, says the star forward is “excited for next year.” Speaking with WFAN in New York, via Ian Begley of ESPN.com, Hornacek added, “he’s a great player. I don’t think he’s that old. He’s right at that prime time for him and he’s going to help carry the team but we can’t put it...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo had no input in Knicks' coaching search

If keeping Carmelo Anthony happy was a reason behind the Knicks’ hiring of Jeff Hornacek as coach, it seems to be working. Anthony told New York’s WABC on Saturday that, while he wasn’t consulted on the hire, he was looking forward to playing in Hornacek’s system. “I played against him a couple times when he was the head coach out there in Phoenix,” Anthony said, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run triangle

Phil Jackson has apparently relented on his triangle offense directives. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, sources close to the Knicks believe that new coach Jeff Hornacek will not be forced to run Jackson’s preferred triangle offense, and will instead be given the freedom to install his own offensive system. This, as Begley notes, comes as a surprise, though there have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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