Anthony says has proved Knicks loyalty
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 19, 2017,
Jan 19, 2017, 0:45
He's four months away from his 33rd birthday, his contract is huge and contains a no-trade clause.
Sure, some in the organization believe the best course of action for Anthony and the Knicks is to part ways, per sources.
Jackson, who has only traveled to Los Angeles, where he maintains a home, spoke to Anthony for a moment at practice there and Anthony's only takeaway was to ask Jackson why does his name always have to come up?
Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart NY, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "that's a conversation that we should have". "I'll leave it at that".
"I think I've proven that", Anthony said. He should finish this season seventh in career points as a Knick and could end up as high as second, behind Ewing, despite playing out most of his 20s in Denver. "I knew what it was from that point on". "I don't think I have to prove that to anybody". I don't think I have to keep talking about that. Melo, when asked about if he has even considered it, said: "I've never even thought about that". Especially being in a market like NY, dealing with articles.More news: National Football League sends more questions to Ezekiel Elliott over assault accusations
While no shortage of big names have found themselves tied to rival teams in recent weeks, the reality is that majority will end up staying put. "You get exhausted of it". Despite getting some seemingly serious push-back by Jackson, Anthony has not changed his stance nor does he want his frustrations to get the better of him.
The Knicks' steady descent into chaos continued Sunday in Toronto, where forward Carmelo Anthony punctuated the team's blowout loss to the Raptors by lashing out at the team's management. He is behaving like the team's star and putting all of the Knicks' problems on his shoulders.
Thus, while it may be fair to question why Jackson and Anthony have let this become a story, it's more important to focus on winning games.
Anthony told the Knicks that he wants to stay with the franchise for the duration of his contract, the New York Daily News first reported. Also, Jackson doesn't seem to want Anthony there and is resorting through back channels to express his wants and desires. This is a statement about 32-year-old Carmelo Anthony, a player unquestionably bound for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame upon his retirement.
No specific teams or specific deals were discussed, according to Shelburne's sources.