Carmelo Anthony could be just what this Knicks team needs

Orange you glad to see him again? 

Per the New York Post, New York Knicks management “has had internal conversations about (Carmelo) Anthony,” which would bring the Brooklyn native back to New York City. The 10-time All-Star previously spent six memorable seasons in New York (2011-17) after rising to prominence at Syracuse. His time with the Knicks, who brought him aboard in a trade with Denver, included a run to the NBA scoring title in 2013. 

Despite making some solid memories, Anthony’s Knicks tenure ended in tension, as he demanded a trade after frequent clashes with then-team president Phil Jackson. The subsequent was ironically orchestrated by Anthony’s agent Leon Rose, who has since succeeded Jackson in the same role. Anthony was eventually dealt to Oklahoma City (which netted the Knicks Enes Freedom, Doug McDermott, and a second-round pick) and meandered through two seasons with the Thunder and Houston Rockets. 

Over the past three campaigns, however, the 38-year-old Anthony has been a serviceable contributor off the bench, averaging 14 points between time with the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers. His prowess from deep has been particularly intriguing, as a career-best 41 percent in 2020-21 with the Blazers broke a previous personal mark set with the Knicks seven seasons prior. 

Author: Lucy Green