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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Position: F
Born: 05/29/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $22,875,000
Anthony is vying to become the first U.S. men’s Olympic basketball player to win three gold medals. But during his Gillette media tour, Anthony left doubt about whether he’s all in, saying he needed “a little more time to think about it.’’ Several factors could be in play, namely his buddies Chris Paul and LeBron James likely won’t be there. Paul pulled out in late March, although Anthony was unfazed at that time.
Storyline: Olympic Games
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But while the team’s timeline for becoming a contender is perhaps longer than Anthony can wait, retiring a Knick remains his primary objective. “I think it’s kind of just me and the way that I am as a person,” Anthony told The Vertical. “I think a lot of times I can focus on certain situations. You can’t just make a decision based on being emotional. That’s why I try to get away from everything and don’t even think about it, because if you make a decision from an emotional state, you might regret that later.”
Jackson is currently looking to find his next coach. Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt recently spoke with the Knicks, but many expect Kurt Rambis to simply have the interim tag removed, given his past with Jackson and affinity for the triangle offense. Anthony said he hasn’t spoken with Jackson since his exit interview two weeks ago but would like to assist in the decision-making process. And if Rambis – who went 9-19 after replacing Derek Fisher – winds up being the coach next season? “It’s kind of hard to talk about that, because there is nothing imminent with that situation. It’s a process that I think should be taken, and taken seriously,” Anthony said. “I would want to be involved. I hope I’m involved. Just to have my opinion heard. But I’ve already laid out how I feel and put everything out there on the table. Now, it’s just on them.”
Storyline: Jackson-Anthony Dynamic
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Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks’ coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven’t spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. “I’m pretty sure people would assume that [I’d be in contact with Jackson]. I would assume that too. But what can I do? Bang down the door? Knock down the door and point a finger at Phil and say why hell you ain’t … ,” Anthony told ESPN on Thursday during a promotional appearance in Manhattan.
Storyline: Jackson-Anthony Dynamic