Carmelo Anthony still has not met with Knicks, but ‘at peace’
After being traded to the New York Knicks during the 2010-11 NBA season, Carmelo Anthony had high hopes of leading them to championship contention. However, the Knicks have failed to make the NBA playoffs the past four seasons.
While the Knicks and Phil Jackson parted ways earlier in the offseason, Anthony’s future remains uncertain. With a new front office in place, the 10-time NBA All-Star continues to be linked with the Houston Rockets — the only team he reportedly is willing to waive his no-trade clause for.
At a charity event in his hometown of Baltimore, Anthony revealed he is ‘at peace’ and does not plan to meet with the new front office according to Tim Schwartz of Newsday:
He said he doesn’t plan to meet with the team this offseason and is at peace and was “a long time ago,” before saying he doesn’t know if he will be playing his home games at Madison Square Garden this upcoming season.
After Chris Paul joined James Harden in Houston, the Rockets have reportedly been Anthony’s preferred destination. With the potential of three All-Stars coming together, the Rockets are attempting to dethrone the defending champion Golden State Warriors heading into the new season.
As for the Knicks, it is unclear what the team’s plans are moving forward. While there is less competition in the Eastern Conference heading into the 2017-18 NBA season, the Knicks would be better off rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis, who has also had to endure trade speculation.