Knicks Not Interested in Bringing Back Carmelo Anthony

While some rumors have the Knicks showing interest in bringing back Carmelo Anthony, that is not the case, according to Steve Popper of Newsday.Carmelo Anthony

The Knicks reportedly have been looking to make a deal in search of a boost, and have even spoken to the Lakers, as we relayed here. That just happens to be Anthony’s last team. Since last season, though, he has remained unsigned as a free agent.

Anthony, 38, appeared in 69 games last season, averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds, coming off the bench in all but three.

He played for the Knicks from 2011-17 and was an All-Star every season. He has not made an All-Star team since, in fact. Either way, the Knicks don’t appear to have interest in a reunion.

“Unlike the Phil Jackson era, when the front office tried to run Anthony out of town, his long-time agent, (Leon Rose), is running the show,” Popper wrote. “His son, Kyan, is playing ball locally at Christ the King High School. So could he make one last farewell run through Madison Square Garden? Probably no. … But based on one Knicks source, the indications are that Anthony would not fit the style the Knicks are trying to play — namely defense.”

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