Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony at media day

Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Is New York Close To Making A Deal?

This has the potential to create for an uncomfortable season with the distraction of the 33-year-old's future in NY drawing much of the attention. "Obviously we're still here today and that did not happen as of yet". That's one thing I've always respected about him.

So for now at least, Mills, Perry and Hornacek said they expected Anthony to be a significant part of their team and project a professionalism that reflects the situation.

"If you think I'm not going to start him, you're insane", Hornacek said.

There is certainly much that could change in the coming days, but at the moment it appears that the Knicks are preparing for the likely scenario that Anthony will be on the team come Monday. Expect him to post similar numbers for the Knicks in 2017-18. Sep.

The Knicks have been trying to deal Melo to the Rockets, but they said Friday the plan is for Anthony to be present at media day and remain a starter as long as the 33-year-old is on the team.

Anthony's preferred destination was Houston, according to reports, but the Rockets reportedly could not find a third team willing to take on Ryan Anderson's contract of three years worth $60 million.

The Knicks want to move forward from their dismal three seasons under Jackson, and they're doing so by stressing a young core of players such as Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez, Tim Hardaway Jr. and first-round pick Frank Ntilikina.

He led them last season with 22.4 points per game even while dealing with the constant distraction of trade talks. Anthony's wife, La La, said two weeks ago that the family thought he'd be traded by now.

It's a three-way staring contest among Anthony, New York and Houston, and someone is going to have to blink in order to get a trade done.

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