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HOUSTON -- Charles Barkley says the Knicks are going nowhere with Carmelo Anthony and should trade him while they can.

"Yes [for draft picks] or something, whatever you can do you," Barkley said Friday at the Final Four at a CBS/Turner media event. "You can't have one guy making $30 million on your team if it's not going anywhere because you won't never be able to rebuild."

Anthony signed a five-year, $124-million deal in 2014 and has a no-trade clause. He has shut down talk this season on his future, but the Knicks will miss the playoffs for the third straight season, the second with Phil Jackson running the show.

"He can't make it work anytime soon [with the Knicks] and he's only going to get older, so it might be best for both parties to move on because they're not going to win in the next couple years," Barkley said. "I think you know that and he's only going to get older."

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HOUSTON -- Charles Barkley says what Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D'Angelo Russell did "cannot happen," but that the NBA family must forgive him.

"The kid made a mistake, a serious, serious mistake and we as an NBA family are going to have to forgive him," Barkley said here Friday as part of a Turner/CBS media event. "Listen man, we all in this thing together, the players, and we a family and we as a family going to have to forgive that kid. We as a family got to forgive him so he can go forward.

"Now Nick [Young] is a different animal but we as players, we got to rally around him because I would like to see the kid reach his full potential. But that being said that cannot happen."

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NEW YORK -- Charles Barkley thinks projected No. 1 pick Ben Simmons should stay in school.

Yes, you read it right.

"I do not think Ben Simmons should come out, he's not dominating college," Barkley said Tuesday at the CBS/Turner NCAA Tournament brunch in midtown.

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NEW YORK -- It's always fun to get Charles Barkley going on the Knicks and Tuesday was no exception.

During the CBS/Turner NCAA Tournament brunch in midtown Manhattan, Barkley was asked about the state of the Knicks and the triangle offense.

"It's all about the players," he quipped. "Without Kobe and Shaq and Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, the triangle is just a circle."

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