Carmelo Anthony 'committed' to Knicks, 'numb' to drama

Carmelo Anthony 'committed' to Knicks, 'numb' to drama”

"I'm committed. I don't have to prove that to anybody", Anthony said.

If not, the only thing to watch in NY will be whether Anthony is still around after the February 23 trade deadline.

"The only sure thing is that Carmelo Anthony has outlived his usefulness in New York", Rosen opined.

No specific trades were discussed, sources said, as both sides left the meeting to take time to process the situation and wait on Anthony's answer as to whether he wants to remain with the Knicks or accept a trade elsewhere.

Losers of 11 of their last 13 games, now at 18-24 on the season, the Knicks are beginning to fall apart at the seams.

Carmelo Anthony is now linked to a trade rumor after saying that he is willing to waive his No-Trade Clause contract if dealt with the Cavaliers or with the Clippers.

Anthony requested to speak with Jackson twice, according to's Ramona Shelburne, after Jackson's close friend Charley Rosen dealt blow after blow in a January 12 column suggesting the All-Star forward's time with the Knicks had run its course. "Of course we want to win, but at the end of the day, guys know that we're all we have and we got to have each other's back during this time".

Carmelo Anthony will stand before the media at TD Garden this morning - maybe just not the way the Knicks would like him to do it. Anthony has been the star player on every team he's been on, but his act of a volume scorer with questionable defensive commitment is growing old.

Anthony, 32, is averaging 22.2 points and 6.0 rebounds through 41 games this season with the Knicks (18-24), who are now 11th in the Eastern Conference standings. Anthony said he realizes some of the players haven't dealt well with being under the microscope while losing in NY.

"I don't think that's where any of this is at at this point. I know for a fact that people know that, people see that".

Anthony is now in the second-year of a four-year, $124 million contract, one that includes a no-trade clause. "My say is what I can do, what I want to do and dealing with guys who are on my team". Meanwhile, the Knicks might ask for more for Anthony, maybe a future draft pick, unless the Lakers don't have much in terms of draft picks. More than 212,000 reports about noise were made, with more than half of them about loud music and parties, while banging, loud TVs and voices followed suit.

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