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May 28, 2015 Updates

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." ESPN.com

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But he certainly wouldn't have a problem settling into a New York state of mind and suiting up as a teammate of Carmelo Anthony's if the Knicks end up selecting him with the fourth overall pick in the June 25 draft at Barclays Center. "I would love to, but I don't know where I'm going to end up," Mudiay said once the lottery results were unveiled at the Hilton in midtown. "He's a superstar in this league and somebody that knows the game in and out, so he would definitely give me some good advice if I was to go there." Newsday

May 19, 2015 Updates

Q: And what do you know about Derek Fisher? A: He’s a champion, and he knows exactly how to win. The biggest thing is he knows how to win from the court. He knows what it takes as a team and as a player, what you need to sacrifice for the greater whole of everybody for a championship, and I think that’s a very big thing to have, especially in a coach when he knows exactly what his players need to do to win when he’s won multiple championships himself. Q: Carmelo Anthony. A: You don’t get many chances in life to see a player like Carmelo Anthony play. … It’s just amazing what he can do with the basketball in his hands, and what he can do for his team. New York Post

Carmelo Anthony visited Facebook’s headquarters on Monday and answered a set of fan-submitted questions, rapid-fire style. When asked the animal he’s most afraid of, he revealed that he’s afraid of cats. NBCSports.com

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Last week, Winslow attended a Yankees game with his new Roc Nation agency and sat with Anthony and his young son, Kiyan. “Of course Carmelo loves playing for the Knicks — I know he loves playing for the Knicks,’’ Winslow said Friday at the NBA draft combine. “Our conversation wasn’t how I’d fit in with the Knicks. Our conversation was the adjustment from college to the league and how my workouts were going. He’s being a mentor for a similar guy, similar path, national champion freshman year. It’s great to have a guy like that who accomplished so much to look out for you.’’ New York Post

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Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks was born in New York but he moved to Baltimore when he was 8. He has strong roots in the city, and once said, "Born in Brooklyn. Manufactured in Baltimore." Melo asked Baltimore rioters to stop destroying the city, to protest but to do it peacefully. Riots and protests are happening in Baltimore due to the death of Freddie Gray. Sportando

April 27, 2015 Updates

Chauncey Billups, an ESPN analyst who played with Anthony for three seasons in Denver and New York, said recently that vocal leadership isn't a part of Carmelo’s personality. “He’s not that guy,” Billups said on “The Knicks Blog with Anthony Donahue” radio show. “Melo’s a good friend of mine, one of the best players I ever played with, but he’s not the guy who’s going to stand up in the locker room and give this rah-rah speech and get the team to rally. That’s not who he is. “One thing he is, he’s going to come to play every single night, he’s going to practice every single day. He is who he is, He’s not that guy [who leads vocally]. But for who he is, he’s great. You've got to find another guy to make speeches, and another guy to do most of the leading. [Carmelo’s] going to most of the time lead by example. He’s not going to be vocal, he’s not going to rock the boat.” ESPN.com

That begs the question: Is it wise for Phil Jackson to demand Carmelo to be something that he isn't? “That’s tough to ask for,” Billups said of asking a player to develop into a leader. “I’ll just say this, you've got all that cap room, you better go find someone [to be a vocal leader]. Melo, that’s not who he is and we are who we are. That’s like asking me to be this guy with a 40-inch vertical and go in there and be dunking on everybody like I’m Russell Westbrook. You can’t ask an apple to be an orange, that’s just not fair. “[Carmelo] will lead by example," Billups said. "He’s going to come to work and he’s playing for the win every night. There’s no question about that, that’s who he is. He’s a great player, he wants to win. He’s going to come to work. He’s going to lead by example, he’s not going to be vocal.” ESPN.com

April 26, 2015 Updates

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