The talk about Carmelo Anthony finally leaving the Knicks appears to have been overblown. Despite some cautious optimism from his team and a flurry of rumors that he could be traded before Knicks media day on Monday, it seems many are finally resigned to let him appear in a Knicks uniform at that event and, well, just see what happens.
There was some talk Thursday that Anthony would even accept a trade to Portland if the Knicks and Houston Rockets couldn’t figure out a deal. One reporter at ESPN even thought a deal had a “very good chance” of happening over the weekend.
But on Friday, Knicks president Steve Mills was asked about Carmelo and it sounds a lot like Carmelo’s coming to New York on Monday to hang out for a bit.