New York Knicks Rumors
New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony has no desire to waive his no-trade clause and leave the franchise, league sources told The Vertical. Anthony reaffirmed his longstanding commitment to remaining with the Knicks in a one-on-one meeting with New York president Phil Jackson on Tuesday, sources said.
The meeting had been the culmination of several days of acrimony after the publication of a disparaging story on Anthony by a longtime Jackson assistant coach and ghostwriting author Charley Rosen. In the meeting, Jackson told Anthony that he did not subscribe to the criticisms in the article and that the story did not speak for him, sources said.
No specific trades were discussed, sources said, as both sides left the meeting to take time to process the situation and wait on Anthony’s answer as to whether he wants to remain with the Knicks or accept a trade elsewhere.
Frank Isola: Carmelo Anthony informed Phil Jackson today that he wants to remain with the Knicks, the Daily News has learned. Story coming.