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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
In need of a morale boost, the fading Knicks brought their fallen comrade Cleanthony Early onto their road trip vs. the Pistons. Early, suffering from a gunshot wound in his right knee, had limited participation in the morning shootaround at the Palace of Auburn Hills, lifting shots. There is no timetable for his return, but a source told The Post recently March is realistic. A Knicks spokesman said Early can only take shots standing still, but still has not been cleared for jumping. The team refused to make Early available to the media. “It’s good for him to be back around the team, see his spirits up, being around us talking, laughing, just being back to having that basketball mindset,’’ Carmelo Anthony said. “I know it means a lot to him and us to see him back there.’’
It’s an option Anthony should seriously consider. Phil Jackson’s plan conflicts with Anthony’s win-now plan. It always did. Kristaps Porzingis, the future of the franchise, is 20. Carmelo is 31 with 12 seasons under his belt and nearly 32,000 minutes on his legs. “Why not trade him now when you could get something for him?” said one opposing team executive. Anthony has a no-trade clause and has the right to veto any potential deal. And it may be difficult to convince Anthony to waive that provision especially since he loves playing for the Knicks and living in New York.
Storyline: Carmelo Anthony Trade?
The recipient of a Carmelo Anthony elbow-to-the-face told the Daily News that it wasn’t an isolated incident and he had to warn the Knicks star. It also helped explain why the referees gave Anthony a Flagrant 1 for what looked like inadvertent contact in the first quarter of New York’s 97-86 loss to the Celtics. “Melo plays with his elbows,” Boston forward Jae Crowder said. “He pivots. He came and just raked me on my lip and it’s the second game in the row, and I didn’t know if it was starting to be a routine from him. I let him know it’s the second game in a row, ‘You got to watch that.’”