Hornacek admits reality: Carmelo holds cards for trade: Jeff Hornacek hasn't yet said he wants Carmelo Anthony to stay - but finally acknowledged the Knicks star can't be traded unless he agrees to it.
Anthony shook off some boos and a rough shooting night to score 18 points, Courtney Lee added 16 against his former team and the Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night.
Bonds are made in the offseason that can lead to championships during the season. But it hasn't been enough to topple the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors out west. Anthony's trade is coming up soon but Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO SportsDesk debates whether his potential arrival in Los Angeles could make them contenders.
Gary Washburn has some interesting updates on the Carmelo Anthony saga and how it could involve the Celtics.
The Knicks have seemingly gotten deeper in trade talks with the Los Angeles Clippers, though a potential deal for Anthony would not net the Knicks any of the Clippers' big three - DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, or Blake Griffin.
Kristaps Porzingis interrupted Carmelo Anthony's postgame interview blasting Earth, Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland", one of his favorites.
An NBA source said the Celtics are not interested in Anthony, but the Knicks have sent scouts to their games to look at some players they are intrigued in.
NY has struggled to pace itself through the regular season, thus resulting in an underachieving 21-28 record. Yes, a backup point guard that just so happens to be the son of Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
Listen, I would trade anyone.
If the players aren't willing to commit to playing defense and trusting one another based off principle, then the trade rumors will suffice as a galvanizing force. And any of them would be one. Even if you want the man traded, why boo him at home? "I like our team". "When you get off the court you got to start dealing with all of that. And if we can, we'll do it". It would add almost $10 million to his cap hit this season if he was dealt. After signing a five-year, $124 million deal back in 2014, he still has two more years, past this season, with $54.1 million left. Rose finished with 13 points and four assists.
Riley: Anthony to the Clippers comes about three or four seasons too late. On Tuesday night, NY will face the red-hot Wizards in D.C. with all the coverage on MSG Network.
"We know that (we can make the playoffs)".
Trading for Anthony also negatively impacts the team's salary cap going forward. On Tuesday Mitch Lawrence reported on Forbes.com that the Cavs have been looking specifically at the Denver Nuggets' Jameer Nelson, Rondo or Deron Williams of the Dallas Mavericks.
"He's a fighter", Mavs superstar Dirk Nowitzki said.
On Saturday ESPN's Stein added Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack to the list. That particular trade exception expires February 20, three days before the trade deadline. With Paul sidelined, Rivers has taken on the challenge of facilitating one of the best offenses in the National Basketball Association and has done better than most people would have expected. "Would Carmelo Anthony accept trade to play next to Westbrook?"