Carmelo Anthony RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Carmelo Anthony found himself in the same position as most other Knicks fans on Wednesday night: waiting to hear some positive free-agency news. “I’m waiting for my phone to go off right now so I can hear some good news, but it’s a waiting game,” Anthony told MSG’s Tina Cervasio at the Red Bulls game. “You see guys are signing up early right now and I think this free agency will be done in a short time.”
Janis Porzingis made it seem as if there is a possibility he won’t be available for summer league play because of the lingering injury — not a good start to his Knicks career. “I don’t know, I really don’t know,” Janis Porzingis said. “I’d like to answer this also for myself, but I really don’t know. We’ll see that.” The brother also revealed Carmelo Anthony reached out to Porzingis to tell him reports he was upset at his selection were untrue. “It was beautiful that a player of that profile can do something like that. It’s great,” Janis said.
Jordan also has recently gotten a call from New York forward Carmelo Anthony, the officials said. Anthony wanted Jordan to know the Knicks want his services too. He has been hanging out with Dallas forward Chandler Parsons in Houston, the officials said. The conversations have been about Jordan joining the Mavericks, who are viewed as having the strongest chance of luring him away from the Clippers.
Gery Woelfel: I’m hearing Knicks’ starting frontcourt next season could be Greg Monroe, Carmelo Anthony & David West. Now that would be a serious upgrade
Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks’ first-round draft pick, on Saturday after reports surfaced that the Knicks star was unhappy with the organization’s decision to select the 19-year-old Latvian. “Carmelo reached out to Kris after all of that. It was beautiful that a player of that profile can do something like that. It’s great,” Porzingis’ older brother, Janis, said Monday during an appearance on ESPN 98.7 FM’s “The Hahn and Humpty Show.”
Don’t give up on Knicks draft pick Kristaps Porzingis just yet … Carmelo Anthony isn’t — telling TMZ Sports, “I really love him.” Melo was leaving Madeo in L.A. on a double date with his wife La La Anthony, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and his GF Ciara … when we asked about C.A.’s newest teammate from Latvia. “I really love him. I feel him. I’m gonna get with him tomorrow,” Melo says … adding that he’s planning to squeeze in a workout with Porzingis.
Q: Tell Knicks fans why you won’t be a bust. Kristaps Porzingis : I think what sets me apart from those busts is that I love the game so much. However my career’s gonna start — I’m gonna be playing, not playing — I’m gonna have my mentality, just my work ethic, keeping that same discipline every day, just working until my moment comes. … I’m a student of the game. I will try to make my career as long as possible, for me it’s not about money, so, I just love playing the game. Q: How can you make life easier for Carmelo Anthony? A: I’m a big who can stretch the floor. Carmelo, you know, he’s gonna try to attack. He will have some spacing with me open. I will go for every rebound whenever Carmelo shoots.
Marc Berman: From someone who spoke to Melo today, DestiNY tweet is indicator still on same page with Phil and Steve.
Carmelo Anthony feels “completely hoodwinked and betrayed by Phil Jackson’’ after the Knicks traded Tim Hardaway Jr. and selected European project Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick of the draft, according to a radio report by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
Frank Isola: Carmelo feels Phil needs to make moves that can help immediately. “He said, ‘we have to wait three years for this guy?'” Knick source claims
How is Anthony’s rehab going? Phil Jackson: We’re really pleased. Everything’s going along swimmingly, as they would say. Swimmingly.
Kentucky’s 7-foot junior defensive big man, Willie Cauley-Stein, worked out for the Knicks on Tuesday and a league source said it was one of his best workouts. He’s in the mix for the Knicks who have the No. 4 pick in the draft. At the Chicago combine, Cauley-Stein said of playing with Carmelo Anthony: “I think it would be a great fit. I think we could complement each other offensively and defensively.’’
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony announced Thursday that he is now the owner of a professional soccer club. The team, Puerto Rico FC, will join the North American Soccer League and begin playing in 2016, hosting games at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in the city of Bayamon, near San Juan. “The passion for soccer has always been there,” Anthony told ESPN in an interview. “I just always kept it to myself and among my circle. Going to games, sneaking into games, and just watching and being around the sport over the years. The more time I start spending in Puerto Rico over the past six, seven years, I realized there was kind of a void down there on my island.”
Anthony is currently rehabbing following his February knee surgery. He says that his soccer ownership will in no way impact his rehab or any other responsibilities he has to the Knicks. “Every day I wake up and spend my mornings in the gym,” Anthony said. “Basketball will always be my No. 1 priority. But also, for me, it’s about laying a foundation (for the future) and kind of stepping outside the box and taking chances. That’s what this is about.”
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is bringing professional soccer to Puerto Rico. Anthony is the new owner of Puerto Rico FC, a club that will begin play in the North American Soccer League in 2016, it was announced on Thursday. “I’m a huge fan of the game,” the eight-time All Star said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. “The sport is growing at a rapid pace, and I wanted to bring it down here to the island.”
The Knicks will receive no lower than the No. 5 pick in Tuesday’s Draft lottery, and Cauley-Stein is projected at No. 5 by Draft Express.com. The Knicks have a 19.9 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick, and could potentially take Cauley-Stein’s former Kentucky teammate, New Jersey native Karl-Anthony Towns. “I love it, I respect Melo and the way they’re running things over there,” Cauley-Stein said of Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. “It’s a matter of time before they begin to get back on the top.”
While the King gets ready to play in his sixth NBA Finals, Anthony is in Cuba where the Cosmos of the NASL are playing Cuban National Team Tuesday. But he’s not just there to watch. According to a source, Anthony is actively looking to get into the soccer business and has been in talks with the North American Soccer League for months and looking for an ownership role in a Puerto Rican club. James holds a minority stake in Liverpool of the English Premier League by way of his partnership with Fenway Sports Group.
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Later on Wednesday, Dudley appeared on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “Hahn & Humpty Show” and apologized for calling Anthony the most overrated player in the league. “I shouldn’t have said that that was my fault for saying that because it’s not the truth,” Dudley told hosts Alan Hahn and Rick DiPietro. “… I apologize for saying that about Carmelo. “You get kind of frustrated at times seeing because of him having to make his other guys better and defensively certain things, but for me to say he’s the most overrated that was wrong for me to say. He’s arguably a top 3 or 4 scorer, between him (Kevin Durant) and (Russell Westbrook). But if you see, that’s not enough in this league. If your a No. 1 guy and you’re a max guy, this is a superstar league, you have to be able to do certain things.”