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Carmelo Anthony Continues To Prioritize Trade To Rockets

Jul 26, 2017 9:58 AM

Carmelo Anthony continues to place the Houston Rockets as his top priority trade destination despite Kyrie Irving's request for a trade.

The Cleveland Cavaliers presumably have a clearer path to trading for Anthony due to the Irving request, but Anthony prefers the Rockets.

Some in the Knicks organization would trade Anthony and multiple first-round picks for Irving.

With the Rockets trading for Chris Paul and James Harden already signing an extension, their situation is more stable and attractive for Anthony than the Cavaliers.

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Carmelo Anthony, Thunder Have Mutual Interest

Jul 24, 2017 12:27 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder could be a trade candidate for Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause with the New York Knicks and has preferred a trade to the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers.

Troy Weaver helped recruit Anthony when he was an assistant coach at Syracuse. Weaver has been assistant general manager of the Thunder since the 10-11 season.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that one source doubts Anthony would play for the Thunder but he would possibly be willing to discuss it. A second source simply said "Houston" when asked about the Thunder report.

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Derrick Rose Meeting With Cavaliers To Discuss One-Year, $2.1M Deal

Jul 24, 2017 10:39 AM

Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting on Monday to discuss a one-year contract.

Rose's deal would be for one-year at the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million.

Rose met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, but appears to be leaning towards joining the Cavaliers. Rose would prefer to sign with a contender to rebuild his trade value.

The Cavaliers' discussions with Rose come amid Kyrie Irving's trade request.

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Knicks Hire Gerald Madkins As Assistant GM

Jul 23, 2017 1:00 PM

The New York Knicks have hired Gerald Madkins as assistant general manager.

Madkins was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012 and promoted to assistant general manager in 15-16.

Madkins was previously a scout with the Knicks.

The Knicks hired Scott Perry as general manager this offseason.

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Knicks Interested In Trading Carmelo Anthony, Future First Picks To Cavs For Kyrie Irving

Jul 21, 2017 6:28 PM

The New York Knicks have strong interest in trading for Kyrie Irving.

New York is willing to include Carmelo Anthony and future first round picks but Kristaps Porzingis is considered untouchable.

Irving has listed the Knicks as one of the teams he would have interest in being traded to following his request to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Irving can become a free agent in 2019 and grew up in New Jersey.

Anthony has a no-trade clause and has recently preferred a trade to the Houston Rockets but he's previously expressed interest in the Cavaliers.

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Carmelo Anthony Won't Waive No-Trade For Blazers

Jul 20, 2017 10:18 AM

While the Portland Trail Blazers have interest in trading for Carmelo Anthony, he won't consider waiving his no-trade clause to join them.

Anthony has been recruited by C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard.

Anthony remains committed to ending up with the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers while recently prioritizing the Rockets.

Steve Mills said earlier this week Anthony could remain with the team this season. The Knicks are not interested in engaging in buyout talks.

Anthony continues to expect a trade to the Rockets.

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Knicks Prepared To Rebuild Under Steve Mills, Scott Perry

Jul 17, 2017 8:05 PM

Steve Mills and Scott Perry are preparing to rebuild the New York Knicks.

"We want to build a team that centers on that group of guys growing together, which may take longer to do. It will take longer to do," Mills said. "But I think it's something the fans of New York are ready for and will accept."

Carmelo Anthony will remain expendable but they're not in a rush to trade him.

"If Carmelo is with us, we will continue to develop our young players," Mills said. "If he's not here, we'll continue to develop our young players."

Perry is not concerned with the dynamic working under Mills.

"We've developed a friendship," Perry said. "And I have complete trust in (Mills). I think we're very much aligned in our thinking, so I'm really excited about the prospects of spending time and working with him."

The Knicks will presumably have Kristaps Porzingis as the center piece.


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Blazers Interested In Trading For Carmelo Anthony

Jul 16, 2017 12:02 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have interest in trading for Carmelo Anthony.

The Blazers were previously believed to be a team that could help facilitate a trade of Anthony by the New York Knicks to the Houston Rockets.

The Blazers believe Anthony would give the team as much depth to compete in the second tier of the Western Conference behind the Golden State Warriors.

Portland has little desire to help Anthony be traded to the Rockets.

Anthony hasn't expressed a willingness to expand his list of teams he'd accept a trade to beyond the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Carmelo Anthony Hopes Knicks Fulfill Plan To Trade Him To Rockets

Jul 15, 2017 11:56 PM

Carmelo Anthony continues to count on the New York Knicks to fulfill their previously agreed upon mandate to trade him to the Houston Rockets.

Steve Mills and Scott Perry are pursuing a meeting with Anthony.

Anthony expects the Knicks to rebuild without him.

Over the past few weeks, Anthony has begun to prioritize a trade to the Rockets to join Chris Paul and James Harden over the Cavaliers and LeBron James. Houston is determined to trade for Anthony and believes he only has interest in playing for them next season.

Mills and Perry are evaluating whether it's worth allowing time for Anthony's standing around the NBA to be rebuilt.

Perry has history with Anthony and strong relationships with some in his inner circle.

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James Dolan Announces He'll Continue To Not Be Involved In Operations Of Knicks

Jul 14, 2017 5:34 PM

Steve Mills has been named president of the New York Knicks, while Scott Perry has been named the team’s general manager.

“Today marks a culture change for our organization where we reestablish the pride, work ethic and responsibility that comes with playing for the Knicks and representing New York,” James Dolan said. “I’m confident that Steve is the right person to take on this role, and ensure that we return to one of the elite teams of the NBA. He’s got an ambitious plan that centers on building a young team focused on player development, communication and teamwork.

“His decision to bring Scott on as general manager is a critical first step in transforming this franchise. Scott brings tremendous skill and experience in helping to build winning basketball teams. He’ll immediately get to work adjusting our basketball operations department to make sure we have one of the most effective front office staffs in the NBA,” Dolan added. “As Steve and Scott move forward, I will continue to not be involved in the operations of the team.”

Perry has been with NBA teams for the past 17 seasons, most recently as the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Sacramento Kings. Prior to the Kings, Perry was the Orlando Magic’s vice president & assistant general manager, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the basketball operations department, player personnel matters and roster management and development.

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Scott Perry Agrees To Join Knicks As GM On Five-Year Deal
Scott Perry has been hired by the Knicks as GM.

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Carmelo Anthony, Rival Teams Dismayed By Knicks Pulling Him From Trade Talks
Carmelo Anthony had expected to be traded to the Rockets for the past two weeks.

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Knicks Break Off Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks
It is unlikely Carmelo Anthony is going to respond with eagerness about remaining with the Knicks.

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Knicks Pushing To Hire Scott Perry As GM
The Kings granted the Knicks permission to meet with Scott Perry.

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Knicks Interested In Eric Bledsoe, Ramon Sessions, Donald Sloan
The Knicks are limited in trade assets they can offer Phoenix for Eric Bledsoe.

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Rockets, Knicks Discussing Four-Team Carmelo Anthony Trade Scenarios
While both sides are motivated to agree upon a trade centered on Carmelo Anthony, no agreement is imminent.

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Ron Baker Agrees To Two-Year, $8.9M Deal With Knicks
Ron Baker will hold a player option for Year 2.

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Knicks Expected To Keep Steve Mills In President Job
Steve Mills is expected to have final say on personnel matters as he did when he replaced Glen Grunwald before the 13-14 season.

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Knicks, Rajon Rondo Have Mutual Interest
With the Knicks drafting Frank Ntilikina, they have interest in a veteran point guard.

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Carmelo Anthony Confident He'll End Up With Rockets
With the Knicks not wanting to take back the contract of Ryan Anderson, the Knicks and Rockets will likely need to involve a third team.

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David Griffin Requested Allan Houston Out Of Knicks' Front Office
The Knicks have kept Steve Mills, Allan Houston, Jamie Mathews and Kristian Petesic through multiple regime changes.

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David Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For Knicks' GM Job
David Griffin was unable to come to agreement on the right role with the Knicks.

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David Griffin, Knicks Open Contract Talks On GM Job
David Griffin traveled to New York this weekend to meet with Steve Mills.

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Knicks Renew Willingness To Trade Carmelo Anthony
The Knicks do not envision a scenario where Carmelo Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr. share the floor next season.

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Hawks Won't Match Tim Hardaway Jr.'s Offer Sheet With Knicks
The Hawks will not match the four-year, $71 million offer sheet Tim Hardaway Jr. signed with the Knicks.

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Knicks Interested In Signing Dwight Buycks
Dwight Buycks averaged 17.8 points and 4.2 assists in Summer League for the Mavericks.

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Knicks Waive Marshall Plumlee
The Knicks will waive Marshall Plumlee.

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Knicks Agree To Sign Tim Hardaway Jr. To Four-Year, $71M Offer Sheet
Tim Hardaway Jr. was drafted by the Knicks and subsequently traded to Atlanta.

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Dion Waiters To Re-Sign With Heat On Four-Year, $52M Deal
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat in 16-17.

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Dion Waiters Close To Decision Between Heat, Lakers, Knicks
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat after signing a one-year, makegood contract.

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