Carmelo Anthony could also be prepared to returning to the Knicks.
The 34-year-old ahead, who has been out of the NBA since agreeing to half methods with the Rockets in mid-November, was requested this weekend if he’d be open to signing with New York this offseason.
“I’ve to see what is going on on,” Anthony told SNY’s Adam Zagoria .
Anthony was a star with the Knicks from 2011-17. He averaged 24.7 factors over 412 video games, made the All-Star workforce in each season and led the franchise to the playoffs 3 times, together with an look within the Japanese Convention semifinals in 2012-13.
Anthony signed a five-year, $120 million extension with New York in July 2014. However, he was traded to the Thunder about three years later.
“The power has all the time been good (within the enviornment). The followers have all the time been good,” Anthony mentioned concerning the Knicks throughout a January look at Madison Sq. Backyard (via ESPN).
“The followers have all the time been good to me, too. That is residence, New York is residence. Household is right here, buddies (are) right here. So, you’ll be able to’t beat this power.”
Anthony spent one season in Oklahoma Metropolis earlier than the workforce despatched him to the Hawks final summer time. Atlanta waived Anthony and he ultimately signed with Houston in August.
The ahead averaged 13.four factors and 5.four rebounds throughout his 10 video games with the Rockets, who ultimately traded Anthony to the Bulls in January. Chicago instantly launched him.
“At this level, I simply need to be completely happy,” Anthony mentioned in January. “I feel I’ve put myself in , peaceable thoughts state proper now, (being) capable of focus in on what I have to focus in on. And no matter’s going to make me completely happy, then we’ll make it occur.”
The Knicks completed 2018-19 with a 17-65 report and missed the playoffs for a sixth straight season. They’ve a 14% probability to land the highest general decide within the 2019 NBA Draft.