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."