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Sep 25, 2017; Greenburgh, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) speaks to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 25, 2017; Greenburgh, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) speaks to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- After Enes Kanter found out he had been traded to the Knicks as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal, he woke up in the middle of the night and reminded himself what had just happened.

"When I heard about the news first I was doing a basketball camp for orphans in Oklahoma City," Kanter explained at Knicks' Media Day, where he and Doug McDermott were introduced on the same day Anthony spoke at Oklahoma City's Media Day. "And my friend brought me my phone and he said, 'Hey, this is urgent. And I said, 'I'm doing a camp.' And he said, 'It's urgent."

It was Kanter's manager on the other end of the line informing him of the trade...

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Knicks Media Day Report 00:03:27
SNY's Taylor Rooks and Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News recap the highlights of New York Knicks Media Day.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Knicks are adjusting to a new reality and getting used to life in the post-Carmelo Anthony Era.

"It's definitely different," Knicks center Joakim Noah said Monday at Media Day. "Carmelo was just such a big part of the New York Knicks, he meant so much to the city. So it's definitely different not having him around."

Point guard Derrick Rose, Noah's former teammate with the Knicks and Chicago Bulls, is also gone -- to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And Phil Jackson was fired as team President in June, taking the much-maligned triangle offense with him.

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Knicks Media Day Report 00:03:27
SNY's Taylor Rooks and Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News recap the highlights of New York Knicks Media Day.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Knicks are adjusting to a new reality and getting used to life in the post-Carmelo Anthony Era.

"It's definitely different," Knicks center Joakim Noah said Monday at Media Day. "Carmelo was just such a big part of the New York Knicks, he meant so much to the city. So it's definitely different not having him around."

Point guard Derrick Rose, Noah's former teammate with the Knicks and Chicago Bulls, is also gone -- to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And Phil Jackson was fired as team President in June, taking the much-maligned triangle offense with him.

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GEICO SportsNite: Melo in OKC 00:00:59
Carmelo Anthony speaks to the media after being formally introduced as the newest member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Carmelo Anthony addressed the media in Oklahoma City on Monday after being traded from the Knicks to the Thunder, saying that he went from an "emotional rollercoaster" to somewhere he feels "wanted and appreciated."

"It happened so quickly, I had to make a quick decision," Anthony said. ... "This was a team, organization, and city" he had no problem coming to and being a part of.

Anthony said Russell Westbrook's loyalty to the city and the addition of Paul George helped convince him to waive his no-trade clause to join the Thunder.

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(Joe Camporeale)

Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry discussed the Carmelo Anthony trade during media day on Monday, noting that it made sense basketball-wise.

Mills, who said talks with the Thunder picked up Friday night, added that the Knicks have "always been consistent" that if they found a deal that made sense, they'd execute it.

Perry said the "timing was right."

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(Tommy Gilligan (USA Today))

Carmelo Anthony, whose trade to the Okahoma City Thunder was announced on Monday, penned a farewell letter to New York, the Knicks organization, and fans.

"New York equipped me to make it in any other place in the world. It taught me how to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable," Anthony wrote. "Saying Goodbye is the hardest thing to do. I never thought I would, especially to you. No one will ever take your place. It's hard to find someone like you, so know you will always be missed. You helped me laugh. You dried my tears. Because of you, I have no fears. You came into my life and I was blessed. It's time to raise my hand and say goodbye. It's not the end, because like I've always said, NYC 'til the end."

Shortly before the trade to the Thunder happened, Anthony expanded the list of teams he'd waive his no-trade clause for, helping to facilitate the deal.

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Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Knicks officially announced the trade involving Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick.

"This is a deal we feel works for both this franchise and Carmelo. We thank him for his seven seasons in a Knicks uniform and all that he accomplished off the court for the City of New York by using his platform to address social issues," Knicks President Steve Mills said in an official press release. "We will continue to focus on this team looking forward towards the immediate and long-term future. As we have said recently, this is a new beginning for the New York Knicks."

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony waived his trade kicker -- which was worth $8.1 million -- to make the trade happen. 

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New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis dunks over Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis dunks over Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis told the New York Daily News' Frank Isola he is confident he can take over as the face of the franchise after New York traded Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.

"I am ready for the challenge," Porzingis told Isola. "I've been preparing myself for this moment."

In his first interview since returning to the United States, the Knicks' former first-round draft pick talked about what having Anthony as a teammate meant to him, discussed his relationship with head coach Jeff Hornacek and explained why he worked out on his own this offseason in Larvia.

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SNY's Taylor Rooks is joined by ESPN's Ian Begley and the NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy to discuss Carmelo Anthony's trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder on GEICO SportsNite.

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Jake Brown | Twitter |

The Carmelo Anthony era has come to an end all the drama is done with, with the Knicks bringing Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott back to New York.

The Knicks were not going to get much better of a return than this. I don't think the Cavaliers were trading Kevin Love, and that would be the only return that was any better. Maybe the Knicks could have gotten a first round pick instead of a second round pick, but that's about it. I like the pieces the Knicks got here. 

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(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says Phil Jackson "chased" Carmelo Anthony out of New York and that the forward's addition automatically makes the Oklahoma City Thunder a threat to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Western Conference.

"They've got two top-10 players [in Russell Westbrook and Paul George] and Carmelo, who's No. 60 or whatever they got him rated," Boeheim, who coached Anthony to the 2003 NCAA championship, told SNY.tv by phone on Saturday. "I think he's still a top player, and I think Russell and Paul George make it easier for him to be able to do what he does."

The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors remain the team to beat but with the Knicks agreeing to deal Anthony to the Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick, the Thunder have inched closed to the Warriors. The trade was first reported by ESPN, and confirmed to SNY.tv by a league source.

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Melo's list of teams is growing 00:02:16
Carmelo Anthony has expanded the list of teams he would approve a trade to, Taylor Rooks discusses New York basketball with Michael Beasley.

 

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(AP)

Carmelo Anthony is expected at Knicks training camp come Monday, but the team's front office hasn't ruled out trading him.

"Our plan is that Carmelo will be with us on Monday on marketing day and media day and be with us on Tuesday when we start practicing," Knicks president Steve Mills said Friday at the team's training facility.

The Knicks were unable to move Anthony this summer, but new GM Scott Perry said he's still fielding calls. Portland and Houston are among the teams that have been linked to Anthony, who has two years and approximately $54 million remaining on his contract...

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 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

Knicks president Steve Mills said the plan is for Carmelo Anthony to be with the team for the foreseeable future.

"Our plan is that Carmelo will be with us on Monday (at media day). ... and be with us on Tuesday when we start practice," Mills said on Friday.

Jake Brown | Twitter | There's no reason for the Knicks to commit to Carmelo Anthony's future. Everyone knows the rumors, and Anthony has made it clear he wants to be traded. Scott Perry and Steve Mills would be doing everyone a disservice if they acted like it's a definite that he will be here. And with media day and training camp getting underway next week, they know that now is the time trade talks are ramping up.

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Most likely scenarios for Melo 00:01:26
SNY.tv discusses the four most likely scenarios for Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony heading into training camp.

Jake Brown | Twitter | The story that has surrounded the Knicks all offseason has been Carmelo Anthony. Will he somehow stay with the Knicks or will he go to a contender? Most people believe a deal will eventually get done, either before the season or sometime during the season.

Anthony has made it pretty clear that he wants to go to the Houston Rockets. In fact, according to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News, Melo and his camp are "cautiously optimistic" a deal could get done before Monday. If not, next week could be a circus.

The issue will continue to be whether the Rockets are the right trade partner for the Knicks. If not, the dilemma becomes Anthony accepting going elsewhere, which seems like a lost cause right now.

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(Cary Edmondson)

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Jarrett Jack could play many roles with the Knicks this season.

Or he could play none at all.

If Jack, 33, is fully healthy after recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus in 2016 with the Nets, he could potentially be the team's starting point guard.

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Beasley is introduced as a Knick 00:00:55
Michael Beasley is formally introduced to the media as a new member of the New York Knicks.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Michael Beasley says he "would love New York to be my home," but he's not here to replace Carmelo Anthony.

The 28-year-old Beasley, a former No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Knicks in August for the NBA's veteran minimum. Some speculate that he was brought in as a primary scorer -- something he's always done well -- in the event the Knicks trade Anthony. But he says that isn't the case.

"I don't think of that at all," Beasley, who has career averages of 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, said Tuesday at the Knicks' training facility. "I don't know what's going on. I don't watch anybody else's saga but my own and I'm looking forward to playing with Carmelo. Anything else is the organization and the coaches and him but I'm looking forward to having a great year with Melo and finally making the playoffs."

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(Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)

He may not be the Carmelo Anthony from his prime, but Warriors F Draymond Green doesn't believe Melo should have been ranked the 64th best player in the NBA.

ESPN released their latest Top 100 rankings of players in the NBA, and Anthony fell drastically to No. 64. Green admits Melo's play isn't the same as it was years before, but his drop in the rankings is not right. 

"I think when you look at Melo, Melo has been a great player in this league for some time now," Green told ESPN.com. "Obviously I think no one thinks that he's the Melo he was five years ago, and that happens to everyone. That's just the nature of the career that we've all chosen."

"At some point, you start to slow down and you're not who you once were. So, I'm not going to sit here and lie and act like he is the Melo he was five years ago, but the 64th-best player in the NBA? All right, five years ago he was maybe sixth. He ain't f-ing 64 [now]."

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Ball ranked over Melo? No Way! 00:01:22
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR cries foul on ESPN for ranking Lonzo Ball ahead of Carmelo Anthony.

Knicks star F Carmelo Anthony took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize ESPN after he was ranked 64th in their #NBA Rank Top 100 NBA player rankings

Anthony fell drastically from last year's rankings as he was No. 31 last season. 

 

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(Jaime Valdez )

Portland Trail Blazers star PG Damian Lillard admitted to having a hard time recruiting Knicks SF Carmelo Anthony to waive his no-trade clause. 

This offseason, several teams have tried to lure Anthony to waive his no-trade clause to join their team including the Blazers. However, Lillard told The Undefeated that it is hard to change Melo's mind. 

"I didn't want to press him," Lillard said. "I ain't a big fan of doing all the extra recruiting and all that stuff. And I guess they call it tampering or whatever. It's not against the rules for us to interact with each other."

"We all peers, we all play in the same league and everybody hints at playing with each other. 'What you think about this?' 'What do you think about that?' All that matters is whether it got done or did not get done. Or hasn't got done, and it hasn't got done. So, it is what it is."

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Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shakes hands with Western Conference guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets before the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shakes hands with Western Conference guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets before the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was seen playing pick-up basketball alongside Houston Rockets guards James Harden and Chris Paul on Monday at Life Time Athletic at Sky in New York City.

Several other NBA players were playing in the game, including the Knicks' Lance Thomas, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Enes Kantor, Cleveland's Iman Shumpert and Toronto's Serge Ibaka.

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks SF Carmelo Anthony is staying in touch with his teammates playing in the European Championships, including F Kristaps Porzingis. 

Though both the Knicks and Anthony seem to be on the same page of parting ways before the season, Melo is continuing to stay in contact with his current teammates for the time being.

According to David Pick, Anthony has been "sending texts of encouragement" to Porzingis, SF Mindaugas Kuzminskas, and C Willy Hernangomez who are playing with their native countries. 

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(Brad Penner)

Oklahoma City Thunder C Enes Kanter spoke on his time playing with Knicks SF Carmelo Anthony's alter ego, "Hoodie Melo," on Timeout with Taylor Rooks. 

Kanter has been scrimmaging against Anthony and many others at the Knicks' star's gym in Manhattan all summer, and he has learned first-hand what it is like to play against 'Hoodie Melo."

Anthony has been seen working out and playing pick-up games with a hoodie on, and Kanter believes the attire gives him a mental boost. 

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony revealed why New York will always have a special place in his heart, per NY Daily News' Zachary Ripple. 

Sports Illustrated shared a video where Anthony speaks on his New York City roots and how it has shaped his career. The 15-year veteran has spent six years with the Knicks, but he admits it hasn't felt that way. 

"It don't feel like 6-and-a-half years," Anthony said. "It's a long time, it's a long time."

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has been the star of the Latvian national team at the European Championships, per The Post's Marc Berman.  

Latvia has been surprising teams like Russia, who they defeated in a stunner 84-69 on Tuesday to secure a 3-1 record in Group D as they head into the elimination round. 

Porzingis only played 24 minutes in Tuesday's game due to foul trouble, but still managed 11 points and four rebounds in the contest. In the other games, he has been the star of the show averaging 24 points in the first four games of the tournament. 

Fellow teammates C Willy Hernangomez and SF Mindaugas Kuzminskas are also heding to the elimination round with Spain and Lithuania respectively. Kuzminskas is the leading scorer for Lithuania as he is averaging 16.3 points per game while hitting 40 percent from beyond the arc...

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Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) during the NBA All-Star Practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) during the NBA All-Star Practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets remain "not close" on a potential deal involving Carmelo Anthony, and the Knicks have told people around the league that the Rockets don't have assets that appeal to them, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Anthony has said during the offseason he wanted to be traded and the only team he would waive his no-trade clause would be to Houston so he could join James Harden and Chris Paul, however no progress has been made since the two teams re-engaged in trade talks last month.

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(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina told reporters on Sunday he has been working out with fellow New York teammates Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Last week, Ntilikina was recorded practicing alongside Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr.

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Feb 8, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons former player Isiah Thomas is honored during halftime of the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)
Feb 8, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons former player Isiah Thomas is honored during halftime of the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)

Fomer Knicks president and coach, Isiah Thomas, doesn't believe former Knicks president Phil Jackson's legacy has been hurt due to his inability to win in New York.

Thomas, who currently serves as the presiden to the WNBA's New York Liberty, knows how hard it is to win in New York having had a tough time with the Knicks in his tenure. With Jackson hailed as one of the greatest coaches of all time, Thomas doesn't see his stint in New York tarnishing all he has accomplished in the game. 

"There've been a lot of us who have come through New York that want to do well," Thomas said on The MMA Hour radio show in Las Vegas. "For whatever reason we didn't do well. I look at Phil before he got to New York -- how he was respected in the game. And that's the Phil Jackson I choose to remember. That's on the real."

Thomas wanted to hire Jackson to coach the Knicks in 2005, but he turned down the offer. He still ponders what he did wrong with the Knicks, but knows that New York is the hardest city to please... 

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks president Steve Mills omitted forward Carmelo Anthony when talking about the franchise's new vision in a blog post.

In a post titled "A New Day For The Knicks -- The Journey Begins," Mills said the team plans to build around young players Kristaps PorzingisWilly Hernangomez, first-round pick Frank Ntilikina and the recently-signed Tim Hardaway Jr., but made no mention of Anthony, who has requested a trade to the Rockets despite having two years and $54 million remaining on his contract.

"[Ntilikina], Porzingis and Hardaway, along with Hernangómez and Ron Baker will exemplify a new defensive mindset that puts a premium on making stops," Mills wrote. "Only from there can a productive offense flow. We will emphasize ball movement, body movement, spacing and screening, while understanding that these changes will be a work in progress. We may not be there at first, but that's the brand of ball our players will aspire to fulfill."

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony was left out of the Knicks' season ticket plan that they posted on social media on Thursday night.

Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina and Willy Hernangomez were the three players featured on the teaser. 

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Kyrie to Boston, Melo still here 00:01:19
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR reacts to Kyrie Irving going to Boston while Carmelo Anthony remains in New York.

In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR reacts to Kyrie Irving going to Boston while Carmelo Anthony remains in New York.

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LeBron James in New York? 00:01:25
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR reacts to Blake Griffin's comments about LeBron James joining the New York Knicks.

LeBron James didn't kill the idea that he could look toward the Knicks as a possible destination if he were to become a free agent next season.

In an interview with TMZ, the Cavs forward didn't have a response to comments that Clippers' F Blake Griffin said about James going to New York before L.A.

Jake Brown | Twitter |

Blake Griffin is taking a guess here with nothing being told to him from LeBron James. Madison Square Garden is still a magical place even if the team playing in it is lousy -- there's no doubting that. And the Knicks will probably be one of the teams LeBron thinks about going to. The problem is he's got a home in Los Angeles. He's also got two options there in the Lakers and Clippers, along with Hollywood...

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Carmelo Anthony does not want to waive his no-trade clause to play for the New Orleans Pelicans. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Carmelo Anthony does not want to waive his no-trade clause to play for the New Orleans Pelicans. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Knicks' players voted F Carmelo Anthony "Best Teammate" as part of the NBPA awards on Friday, per NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy

Every player in the NBA was allowed to vote for one player on their team for each award, and an overall winner of the category. Anthony is well-liked in the Knicks' locker room, and F Kristaps Porzingis recently backed those claims saying he loves him as a teammate. 

However, Anthony and the Knicks are obviously looking to part ways as the two sides have made that point clear this offseason. Robin Lopez, who won the teammate award last season with the Knicks was dealt to the Bulls in the Derrick Rose deal in 2016. 

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JRSportBrief: Kyrie for Kristaps 00:01:36
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR explains why the Knicks should refuse to trade Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving.

There is no scenario where the Knicks would trade Kristaps Porzingis to the Cavaliers for guard Kyrie Irving, reports Fred Kerber of the New York Post.

Sources tell Kerber that the Knicks have not been drawn to any trade request that involves sending the forward to Cleveland.

Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN had reported earlier that the Cavs had considered Porzingis a "primary target" in a potential deal for Irving.

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 (Kyle Terada)
(Kyle Terada)

Trail Blazers SF Moe Harkless isn't paying attention to the rumors that he may be involved in a trade to the Knicks for Carmelo Anthony.

Back in his hometown Queens to direct his "Skills Academy" at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, Harkless would like to worry about the rumors only if they become true. 

"It doesn't do anything for me to get involved with that," Harkless told NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "If it happens, it happens."

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(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Knicks and Rockets have resumed trade discussions surrounding Carmelo Anthony, sources have told ESPN, but "no pathway has emerged" at this time.

The Rockets are seeking the involvement of additional teams to complete the trade. Anthony is still only willing to be traded to the Rockets, according to ESPN. If the teams are unable to complete a deal before the season begins, Anthony still may be traded after games are underway.

The Portland Trail Blazers have expressed interest in Anthony, but there is no indication that Anthony would approve such a deal.

In 74 games for the Knicks last season, Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 2.9 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game. 

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(David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

With plenty of interest from different teams in Carmelo Anthony, New Orleans Pelicans center/forward DeMarcus Cousins has joined the group of those who want the All-Star forward. 

Cousins liked and commented on an Instagram post that suggested he and Anthony could join forces. The two were teammates on the United States Olympic squad in 2016.

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Houston Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Houston Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter he has had "great dialogue" with new GM Scott Perry and alluded that the franchise understands his displeasure with the team.

"Conversations have been had," said Anthony, who reportedly wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets. "There's been plenty of conversations that have been had on both sides. I think we both know where we stand as far as myself, as far as the Knicks organization. They know how I feel. I know how they feel. We have been in communication."

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Loud Mouths on Carmelo's future 00:04:34
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein look at whether Carmelo Anthony will still be a member of the New York Knicks next season on Loud Mouths.

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony is only willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.

Anthony had reportedly been willing to accept a trade to the Rockets and the Cavaliers, and had been interested in joining the Thunder, but that has apparently changed.

He would not comment on the report on Wednesday but said that he's "at peace" and that he didn't know what the chances of him remaining a Knick are, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

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Anthony trade rumors update 00:04:53
Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy joins Daily News Live to break down the latest on the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors

 

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving handles the ball during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Finals for the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving handles the ball during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Finals for the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks are among six teams who have already made an offer to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Kyrie Irving, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Approximately 20 teams, according to Wojnarowski, have inquired about Irving since he reportedly requested to be traded out of Cleveland, however the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat are the only teams to make an offer for the 25-year-old former No. 1 pick.

The Knicks and Cavaliers have been in trade talks that focused on swapping Irving for Carmelo Anthony with a potential third team being involved, however the Cavaliers, according to Wojnarowski, are seeking a return of young players and draft picks similar to what the Denver Nuggets acquired from the Knicks in exchange for Anthony in 2011.

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Loud Mouths: Melo trade veto 00:05:43
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis discuss the reports that the Knicks' star forward Carmelo Anthony would veto a trade to the Cavaliers.

PG Kyrie Irving is reportedly seeking a trade to the Knicks.

The Bayonne, New Jersey native wants "very badly wants to be a New York Knick," ESPN's Pablo Torre said on Thursday. "Kyrie Irving wants to come home."

Irving is also willing to be traded to San Antonio, Miami or Minnesota, reports the Daily News. He requested a trade from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) defends Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) defends Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder are 'circling each other' regarding a potential trade, reports Bill Simmons of The Ringer.

Simmons notes that Thunder assistant GM Troy Weaver recruited Anthony to Syracuse.

Anthony, who is willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Cavaliers or Rockets, is reportedly uninterested in returning to the Knicks, who briefly paused trade talks after hiring new GM Scott Perry and had hoped to speak to Anthony about remaining in New York.

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Kyrie Irving requests trade 00:04:19
After news broke that Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, the guys discuss if this news gives the Knicks an opening to move Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks and Cavaliers are in serious trade talks focusing on swapping F Carmelo Anthony and PG Kryie Irving with a potential third team involved, reports Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz

ESPN's Ian Begley reports the Knicks are not willing to deal F Kristaps Porzingis, but they would be willing to send future first-round picks with Anthony for Irving. 

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Irving has requested a trade from the Cavs, and the Knicks are one of his preferred destinations, along with the Spurs, Timberwolves, and Heat.

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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) defends Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) defends Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Carmelo Anthony is willing to waive his $8.1 million trade kicker in order to help facilitate a trade to the Rockets, according to ESPN.

A clause in Anthony's contract stipulates that his salary goes up 15 percent if he's traded. Waiving that clause would potentially make it easier for a trade partner to match contracts.

Annthony does not seek a return to the Knicks next season and has no interest in discussing a future with the team, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported earlier this week.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) and guard Damian Lillard (0) talk during a break in the action against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) and guard Damian Lillard (0) talk during a break in the action against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)

It has been reported that Carmelo Anthony no longer wants to play for the Knicks, and the Blazers believe the All-Star forward could play for them next season

Portland, which was supposed to act as a third or fourth team in a potential deal involving the Knicks and Rockets, now could possibly land Anthony, according to Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum

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As much as the thought of Damian LillardC.J. McCollum, and Carmelo Anthony may sound enticing for the Blazers, it's hard to imagine a deal working out for a couple reasons. 

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Former New York Knicks player Walt Frazier prior to the game between the Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks at EnergySolutions Arena. (Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
Former New York Knicks player Walt Frazier prior to the game between the Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks at EnergySolutions Arena. (Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Knicks Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier said he was "shocked" by Phil Jackson's firing and hopes forward Carmelo Anthony doesn't hold a grudge against the franchise amid the displeasure with the organization.

In an interview with ESPN's Ian Begley, Frazier said he feels bad that the Knicks, who went 31-51 and missed the postseason for the fourth straight seasons and the 10th time in the past 13 years, have to go through a rebuilding process.

"It seems like every two or three years we start from scratch," Frazier said.

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Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry talk about the future of the organization, including the role of Carmelo Anthony.

Carmelo Anthony will not be bought out and "could easily be a part of" the Knicks next year, team president Steve Mills said on Monday.

Mills said the team wanted to "slow down and regroup" regarding a potential trade of Anthony after hiring new GM Scott Perry last week.

"We've been in contact with his reps and other teams," Mills said, adding that "If there's an opportunity that works for Melo and works for us" the team will consider trading him.

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ESPYs host, future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning, took some shots at the Knicks in his monologue Wednesday night.

Manning didn't have just one joke about the Knicks, but rather several that focused on their debacles from the Charles Oakley incident to Phil Jackson's firing.

"Kristaps Porzingis couldn't believe how dysfunctional it is at Madison Square Garden, and that dude grew up in Latvia," Manning said. "What a terrible year for the Knicks: They had to escort a former legend out of the builidng for acting like a crazy person, and then there was that whole thing with Charles Oakley.

"Phil Jackson's Knicks are the most embarrassing thing to happen to New York sports, and that includes the time Mark Sanchez ran full steam up his teammate's anus and fumbled a football." 

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