Knicks F Carmelo Anthony, who has a full no-trade clause, may prefer to stay with the Knicks in order to remain in close proximity to his son, reports Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.
Anthony, who is currently living apart from his wife, La La, no longer has playing in Los Angeles high on his list, notes Isola, who says Anthony recently thought of trying to force a trade to either the 76ers or Wizards in order to keep him close to New York and his son.
La La said during an appearance Tuesday on the Wendy Williams show that Carmelo's main priority is being close to his son.
The Knicks have been trying to trade the 33-year-old Anthony since the middle of last season, with the Celtics and Cavaliers reportedly among the interested teams.
Knicks president Phil Jackson said after the season that Anthony would be better off elsewhere and reiterated that line of thinking last week prior to the NBA Draft.
Anthony is due $26.2 million next season and $27.9 million in 2018-19, after which he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
He averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 74 games last season.