Carmelo Anthony Refutes Report, Says He Doesn’t Want Trade From Knicks

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says he’s doesn’t want to go anywhere.

Nearly 13 months after being acquired from Denver, Anthony found himself thrust once again into the trade deadline spotlight Wednesday.

Anthony has denied a report from the New York Post which stated the 27-year-old was so unhappy after Monday’s loss to Chicago that “he told a confidant he preferred to be traded” before Thursday’s 3 p.m. cutoff.

He called the story “nonsense” after the team’s morning shootaround.

“No, no, no, no,” Anthony said. “Let’s nip this in the bud right now. No.”

“I don’t know where that came from. I’m tired of hearing it,” he added. “It came out this morning from I guess an anonymous source. I’m tired of anonymous sources. I don’t want to be traded. I don’t know where that foolishness came from, so let’s put a cap on that and make this the last time I hear about that.”

Anthony later took to Twitter to deny any interest in leaving New York.

“Alright, enough with all this trade talk,” he tweeted shortly after 1 p.m. “It’s making me sick to my stomach to hear that I wanna leave NY.”

Melo’s agent, Leon Rose, dismissed the report as “laughable” to the New York Daily News.

The All-Star’s relationship with Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni appeared to be at the center of the drama. A source told the Post that the two sides aired out their issues Tuesday and made some “headway.”

Anthony denied having an issue with D’Antoni, who he insisted has “100 percent” of his support.

“I’ve only been here a year,” he told reporters. “I don’t want to leave right now, so I’m here to stay.”

The atmosphere was electric at Madison Square Garden for a stretch this season, mostly without the All-Star. The Knicks went 6-1 — during the heart of Linsanity — with Anthony sidelined.

Since his return on Feb. 20, New York has lost eight of 10.

The Daily News’ Frank Isola wrote Tuesday that though one Knicks executive has been pushing for the team to trade Anthony, owner James Dolan isn’t about to deal his star forward.

“I’ve never ran from it,” said Anthony. “And I’m not about to pick today to start running from it.”

Do you think Anthony has worn out his welcome in New York? Sound off in the comments below…

  • Snorlax

    Carmelo Anthony is a liberal stooge. Why did NY ever want this leftist idiot.

  • blic

    coach resigns, cancer stays. as usual.

    • Isiah Thomas

      Im sure now D’Antoni knows how George Karl felt ONLY Karl got a break and the knicks brought the infection to NYC

  • JT

    D’antoni resigns, woodson interim coach, go get Phil next year…

  • Maripo

    Melo-drama! His feud with the Coach is just a smokescreen for the fact that he’s become slower and can’t keep up with fasterl, spread out game the Knicks began playing when Lin started. The Knicks won with a creative, free-lancing offense with the Point Guard spreading the ball around and that triggered a quicker defense. With Melo back, they have to slow up and wait for him. Big attitide, big money, small output, no leadership although he’s an 8 year veteran. Melo seriously expects the rookie Lin who’s played 20 games to lead the way?!!!

  • Johnny

    Simply…Fire the coach

  • SAM

    THEY NEED A NEW COACH NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bunkiedee

    D’Antoni, Amare & Carmelo are each showing the strain…Coach has the job to make this work & players need to hustle 110% all 60 minutes of the game…offense & defense….this can work…need to be clicking on all cylinders by the end of season & see what we can do….still a lot of games….we first need to get back to .500!

  • rico

    hey nash rambler go blip urself u selfish bsatard carmelo is here 2 stay its not his faught that the season was shorten and they had 2 play 3 to 4 nights a week get a life u dumb fcku

    • Nash Rambler

      rico…learn how to spell

      • rico

        hey dummy i know how to spell i just put it that way because at times it won`t let you put the word in thank you

        • Whitey bball

          Melo is a scrub

        • Nash Rambler

          ok rico you got your wish…now let’s see how your hero does….will he turn into a meatball hero?????

          oh…do spell check on faught…..

  • Harlem World

    Carmelo a typical example pf people from Brooklyn. Always trying to RUN things, whining, attitude for no reason and NO MERIT. He is SOFT..SOFT..SOFT and his Brooklyn “Tackhead” wife LA-LA. Kick these Living like the kardashian A-Holes out of New York. Tell Melo to go back to Baltimore and sell heroin on the streets like that TV Show The Wire

    • struhhturt

      You are ignorant, funny yes i admit but def cross over to ignorant.

    • Nothin but Net

      You might have an anger issue Harlem World…I’m just sayin… As far as basketball goes, let’s keep Melo, one of the best talents in the game and get rid of the coach.

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  • Greg

    Knicks need to fire D’antoni, let woodson take over on a interim basis see what he can do. Trading melo would be stupid. Amare, Melo and LIn can play together in the right system.

    • Rocker80

      Do you have a problem with Italin coaches?

  • mackdatruth

    Send coach and his boy back to Arizona

  • mike c

    You are what your stats say you are …. LOSERS! Get rid of them both!

  • AllahBuild

    The knicks are going to fire d’antoni, Long before you here of any bogus deals. Mike d’antoni is an offensive minded, trained, and stubbornly casketed, to his schemes that have NEVER WON AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, for any NBA team, Since the Jordan, Ewing era, the NBA has morphed into the old, grind it out on defensek, and when you get a fast break, ALA the miami HEAT, you close with fantastic finishes. what is the winning formula, for ALL NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS? They play GREAT DEFENSE. I conclude, Melo, Chandler, Amare, davis/ Shumpert, are the MAKINGS OF A GREAT DEFENSIVE/OFFENSIVE CONTENDER. What is missing is PHIL JACKSON, or a DEFENSIVE minded coach, Whoever, the coach will be, IT WILL NOT BE D’ANTONI, The Knick’s did not spend, almost $200,000,000.00 for three players and Lose. You do not get rid of player’s in 2012. In the NBA, you fire the COACH. D’ANTONI’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED. PEACE.

  • Nash Rambler

    Melo…go go go….What does team mean to him? Nutin’! Nutin’ at all. Take the money and run you useless shirker….Gogomelo…

  • gersh

    Get rid of Carmelo….selfish hard-headed, he thinks he is the best…selfish players don’t get nowhere…get rid off him give him to the LAKERS, LAKERS love primaddonas…

  • JT

    Melo is not the problem, How quickly people forget. Last year in the playoffs he almost single handily won a game vs the Celts in Boston. The problem is D’antoni. He’s a terrible coach, who preaches no defense,and wants to run the offense thru a point guard who was in the D-league a couple months ago. I think Lin is a good player, but he should not be taking more shots than Melo or Stat. Fire D’antoni

    • GwB

      I totally agree. D’Antoni’s philosophy of basketball is not good enough for a team like this. They need to stop for this run and gun type of play because the Knicks are not even the best 3pt shooting team to be playing his style of basketball. The team just needs a new coach period!

  • Marc Weiss

    Melo played just 1 year at ‘cuse, then he left. Some team player.

  • ace11

    the Knicka are a JOKR

    and the Owner is the main culprte here

  • Atichman

    Carmelo means self indulgence. Carmelo wants 20 shots a game? There are school yards in Manhattan where this can be accomplished. Please, rid the team of the poison called Carmelo. Or, get used to losing with him and his ball hogging game.

    • Kris

      A-men! Melo has got to go. He’s not a winner, he’s spoiled and not a team player. It’s all about him. Cut him loose.

  • Mr.Pogo

    the problem is more than anthony. its amare with no explosion what so ever in his legs.the defense as a team is awful. d’antoni was 32-50 his first yr and 29-53 the 2nd. Not exactly world beaters before melo. and Lin hasnt shown he play consistant against an elite guard in the NBA.
    what are they 26-32 since the anthony trade? its amazing that after that many games “fans” wanna wash their hands with melo. if they trade melo. there will be no potential run at a championship or even a strong playoff run. they will go back being the bums knicks they were before. before trading him i think they should try another coach before wiping their hands with him.

    • brookyn1983

      Lin has to run 2 systems, one for coach, one for Carmelo. Before he just ran one. Also, as Chandle hinted that someone does not play 2 ends, you know who? Knicks is like playing with 4 people on court most of the time with Melo shooting like 7-17 vs BUCKs and 6 points vs Dallas. Further, he destroy Knick’s team spirit, see how terrible this cancer is.

      • mat

        brookyn1983 you are 100% right!!! You said it PERFECT!!!!!

      • nyknicks89

        honestly, you could not have described the situation better

  • mike dayem

    ny knicks is stupied if they trade carmelo anthony i want amar’e trade now man has bad kee and to much money

  • JR

    Get Rid of Melo. .He is poison to our team..When he was out with the groin injury the Knicks were winning..Now we lose everygame..Trade him before it’s too late!!!!

  • Mr Putnam

    Carmelo was a team player at SU but since arriving in NYC he has become a “hotdog”. The chemistry is just not there.

    Time to move on!

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