All it takes is a look at the latest blog post by general manager Scott Perry to see what the New York Knicks think of Carmelo Anthony‘s presence n the oteam.
So it goes in the ongoing Anthony saga, as again documented by Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“Perry mentioned the five members of the young core and left out Anthony, who is on the trade block,” Berman wrote. “The Knicks expect Anthony to be at Monday’s Media Day as training camp starts but are hoping he expands his wish list beyond Houston.”
Anthony has been seeking a trade to the Rockets, but the Knicks have found nothing remotely workable in return.
Parts from teams other than the Rockets may be more intriguing to the Knicks, and apparently, some of those teams have an interest. Problem is, Anthony doesn’t have an interest in them.
At least, not yet.
“The Trail Blazers, Pelicans and Thunder all have expressed interest, with Portland seemingly having the most interesting assets, including former St. John’s standout Mo Harkless,” according to The Post article.
Perry and Knicks president Steve Mills will meet with New York reporters Friday — which will certainly only add to the offseason-long drama that never seems to end. It’s highly unlikely reporters will ask about anything besides Carmelo.
“The Knicks don’t want him, and Melo doesn’t want to be there,’’ one NBA executive told The Post. “It’s a great story for the media.’’