Raptors 116, Knicks 101: Carmelo Anthony Speaks About His Future After Knicks Roll Over


Carmelo Anthony, responding to an online column critical of his play, discussed the possibility of being traded.

Frank Gunn/Canadian Press, via Associated Press

The Knicks’ steady descent into chaos continued Sunday afternoon in Toronto, where forward Carmelo Anthony punctuated the team’s blowout loss to the Raptors by lashing out at the team’s management.

Anthony opened the door to a possible departure from the Knicks by telling reporters that if Phil Jackson, the team president, no longer wanted him around, then it was a “conversation we should have.”

Anthony’s comments came in response to questions from reporters about a column by Charley Rosen, a former assistant coach under Jackson and a longtime Jackson confidante, that was published on the website FanRag. In the column, Rosen wrote that Anthony had “outlived his usefulness in New York,” that his legs were “going, going, almost gone” and that Anthony would be willing to waive the no-trade clause in his contract to land with a contender.


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