Knicks President Steve Mills never mentioned Carmelo Anthony in a blog he wrote describing the team's outlook under new leadership.
"Reshaping the Knicks as a championship contender will be a step-by-step process, and along the way, the plan will demand patience, as our young core of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangómez, Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker mature," Mills wrote on MSG's website.
The Knicks are hoping Anthony will open his no-trade clause to include other suitors, according to ESPN. The Knicks have been seeking a trade for the veteran forward, who is said to be willing to waive his no-trade clause and wants to join the Rockets. However, the Knicks have not been able to agree on a trade involving Anthony, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
In the wide-ranging blog post, Mills also expressed that he would explore his options as GM -- regardless of what they may be.
"A general manager - especially in today's world of free agency and player movement - must always have his antenna up for all possibilities," he said. "That requires a kind of agility mixed with intuition."
Mills concluded the blog post by encouraging those on the team to be all-around team players -- not just those who focus on talent alone.
"Talent is crucial, but talent without will won't get you far," he wrote. If my team's makeup is to attack all loose balls and win that battle more than our opponent, only then will I be satisfied. That's the kind of club I want to construct, the sort of team I'd pay to watch."
"I want us to set a standard. I want us to put our stakes in the ground and say, "this is our culture."