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Stephen A. Smith reports NBA GM’s and coaches are talking behind Carmelo Anthony’s back

Stephen A. Smith

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is reporting NBA GM’s and coaches are talking behind Carmelo Anthony’s back.

Anthony hasn’t played in an NBA game since November. Royce White said this week he believes Anthony is being blackballed from the NBA.

“And from what I’m hearing, and I’ve been hearing this all morning…I’m hearing that there’s chitter-chatter going on behind Melo’s back,” Smith said on ESPN’s First Take. “It’s not players. It’s coaches, it’s GM’s. And a lot of people don’t realize that sometimes these coaches and GM’s have the same reps as one another.

“So one person could say something and it can circulate because that clique is intact.”

Carmelo Anthony played in just 10 games with the Houston Rockets last season before the franchise exiled and traded him to the Chicago Bulls in January.

The 10-time All-Star averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds with the Rockets while shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line.

The Bulls waived Carmelo Anthony in February. Since then, no team has expressed interest in signing the future Hall of Famer.

Carmelo Anthony’s future in the NBA is very uncertain, as we are in August and Melo is still on the open market.

Hopefully, he gets one more shot to play in the NBA, but it doesn’t look too good right now for Anthony.