Part of that process has been building a strong bond with one of his mentors in Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony. Although there has been constant chatter around Anthony's future in New York, Beasley has heard nothing from the organization about since signing, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
Michael Beasley says Melo is a mentor & he's looking forward to playing with Melo. Says management hasn't talked to him about a Melo trade
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) September 19, 2017
The fact that Beasley hasn't heard any trade talk from the organization should point to a lack of any movement on the front of getting a trade worked out anytime soon. There hasn't been any progress made in the last couple of months, which leads to believe that he will be with the team at the start of training camp next week.
However, this doesn't clear up his long-term future with the Knicks as that has remained an uncertainty. Anthony is set to enter the fourth of his five-year, $124 million deal that includes a $27.9 million player-option for the final season.
For the time being, Anthony is still a big piece of the puzzle for New York heading into the 2017-18 season. Until there is significant progress made in trade discussions, his immediate future will stay tied to the organization.