The Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have been high ever since he signed his massive contract extension with the New York Knicks two summers ago.
The Knicks are in a weird stage with their superstar small forward, but don't know if they're in a playoff contention or rebuilding stage. They missed the playoffs the last two seasons and have gone through several coaching changes.
However, Anthony has grown as a player. He's still able to score efficiently, but he's also been sharing the ball more as well as playing well on the defensive end, too. The Knicks also have a young, budding star in the making with Kristaps Porzingis.
This summer is a huge one for Melo, and the moves Phil Jackson makes can dictate if Anthony will want to stay or not. A recent report came that Anthony may demand a trade if the Knicks decide to keep Kurt Rambis as their head coach.
Anthony would have to waive his no-trade clause, which is something that will be talked about a lot this summer. Will Melo do it this offseason?
When asked, via the New York Post, Anthony denied any interest of being anywhere else other than New York.
“Oh, yeah, you’ll see me for the Knicks. Absolutely," he said.
Obviously, we will have to see how things turn out this offseason. It is going to be a very important summer for the Knicks franchise.
As for now though, their All-Star small forward is here to stay.