HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony rumors

October 7, 2014 Updates

Anthony left some dollars on the table — and structured his deal to facilitate additional cap space in 2015. The seven-time All-Star claimed he was “happy to do it when the option came on the table,” and stressed he didn’t consider taking a shorter deal from the Knicks. “I never thought about it. I never thought about a two-year deal. I didn’t want to have to go back and do what I did this summer, not at all,” said Anthony, who also considered offers from the Bulls, Lakers and Rockets this summer. “There was stuff on the table. There wasn’t a two-year deal discussed. But I’m good, man. Five years, man. I don’t even want to speak on no two-year deal. “I don’t even know why I”m sitting here and we’re talking about a two-year deal. I signed my deal, I’m good, the organization is good. We moved forward and everybody is in a good place. So I don’t think there’s even no need to discuss it.” New York Daily News

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Anthony said he would like to play in his fourth and final Olympics in 2016 in Brazil but acknowledges it's a long way away. He said Paul George's devastating foot injury over the summer in a Team USA exhibition game won't impact his decision. Newsday

Anthony does think the Knicks' current roster has enough power forwards and that he will play small forward this season in the triangle after playing a lot at the 4 in the last two seasons. "We got too many," he said of the power forwards on the Knicks roster. "I don't need to go down there and battle. For what? "If it comes down to it, I'll go back there, but I doubt it. They're going to move me down there. ... I think in this system more than anything playing on the wing is where I like to be -- playing in the post is where I like to be -- and the way we play we're all over the court, so you never know where you're going to get the ball." ESPN.com

October 3, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said after Thursday’s Knicks practice at Christl Arena that his reported remark about being an “underrated superstar’’ was taken out of context. “I don’t feel like that,’’ Anthony said. “I think it was the way the course of the conversation was going. They took it and ran with it. It’s not something — I don’t get into that. I’ll let you guys write about if I’m underrated or not. I know what I can do on the basketball court. I know what I can get better at. But as self-proclaiming as me being underrated, it’s out of my league.’’ New York Post

October 1, 2014 Updates

Howard Lorber, who was sitting near Rotondi on the night of loss to the Pistons, said he went far beyond just yelling “You stink.” “I’ve never heard a fan sitting around there carrying on like that,” Lorber said. He said Rotondi was waving his arms, told Melo, “You suck!” repeatedly and then launched an F-bomb at him. “The loud part of it went on for a few minutes.” New York Daily News

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