HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony rumors

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A new documentary detailing his two-week free-agent odyssey in July depicts how close Carmelo Anthony was to requesting a sign-and-trade to join Chicago, saying, “There was one point in time I was like — oh, I’m going.’’ New York Post

“It came down to Chicago and New York,’’ Anthony said during the program. “Chicago was the one from Day 1 [and] was something I was very impressed with. They were looking for someone like me to come in and take them to the next level. So it was perfect. “It was a perfect setup and perfect fit for me in Chicago. But also I had to think about just living in Chicago. Do I want to live in Chicago? Do I want to take everything I created in New York and move all of that? It came down to that. But there was one point in time I was like — oh, I’m going.’’ New York Post

On their plane ride from Chicago to Houston following the get-together with the Bulls, Anthony tells Rose, his agent: “Great meeting. You could see the culture they have over there. The seriousness they have, what they’re about. It comes down to winning to me, and that’s what they’re about. That’s what I like. They hit everything right on the nail. That’s hard to do.” New York Post

November 27, 2014 Updates

Cuban said he knew Carmelo Anthony wasn’t coming to Dallas after he wouldn’t immediately accept his offer when they met July 2 in his Dallas home. “We felt so confident we signed Chandler [Parsons] before [Anthony] made his final decision,’’ Cuban said. “When you make a decision like that you’re either all in or not. If you have second thoughts, in any business, it’s not good. He had more money from New York. I was like “let’s go, let’s close this thing.’ We didn’t, so chances are it’s not going to happen. But it was a good chance to meet Carmelo. “I was surprised and impressed with his business demeanor. I never talked to him before. I got to know him a little. So it was worth it.’’ New York Post

November 26, 2014 Updates

Marc Berman: Carmelo as gingerly walks in: "I don’t think it will be too long. I think the spasms will go away. But I’m not going to play with spasms. I could barely walk or do anything yesterday so I’m doing a little better. I’m walking.’’ Twitter @NYPost_Berman

“I just felt like this is where I need to be. I feel like I’m built for this. New York, this is who I am,” Anthony said. “I came here because I wanted to be here, I wanted to feel what it’s like to be in New York. Me, as a competitor, I hate to lose and I’ll do whatever I’ ve got to do to win. I know some people expected this, but I’m not like, ‘Oh yeah, we lose tonight, it’s cool.’ No, I want to win. That’s the hurtful thing for me. I don’t care who said this was expected, I want to win.” Washington Post

Carmelo Anthony wasn't at the Knicks morning shootaround and isn't expected to play in Wednesday night's game against the Mavericks due to back spasms. "He's making some progress but not enough for him to be in the game," Derek Fisher said. "It'll be day-to-day I'm sure, but probably not tonight. "He's not in a lot of comfort so really just trying to rest up and get himself better." Newsday

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